Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Heat Illness Prevention Standard [16 VAC 25 ‑ 210]
Action NOIRA on Heat Illness Prevention
Comment Period Ended on 6/9/2021
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6/2/21  9:48 pm
Commenter: Marlene Dakita

Protections from Heat Illness

Just as you drafted and approved the Emergency OSHA Standard for COVID-19, now please develop strong standards and regulations for addressing conditions to prevent heat-related illnesses to protect workers, such as farmworkers, landscapers, constructions workers, and indoor workers who labor in excessively hot conditions.  The standards should address access to water, breaks, training and air conditioning in employer-provided housing.  

If society wants the services of these essential workers, we need to provide humane standards and regulations for them.

Thank you.

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