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  12:38 pm
Commenter: Kimberly Emery

Regulations to Prevent Heat Stress

Thank you for your leadership on creating the emergency COVID-19 standard. Please develop strong standards/regulations for addressing heat illness to protect farmworkers and other at-risk workers. The regulations should, at a minimum, outline standards for access to water, breaks, training and air-conditioning in employer provided housing. As the effects of climate change continue to contribute to a warming world, these regulations are more critical than ever.

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