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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6/3/21  11:28 am
Commenter: Mary Helen Sullivan

proposed NOIRA

I am grateful to know that you created the emergency COVID-19 standard.  I would also be very grateful if you were to develop strong standards/regulations for addressing heat illness to protect farmworkers and other at-risk workers. The regulation should outline standards for access to water, breaks, training and air-conditioning in employer provided housing. If professional soccer games can build in water breaks for athletes during especially hot weather, surely the state government can mandate that employers take such sensible measures to prevent illness--and even death--from elevated temperatures.

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