|NOIRA on Heat Illness Prevention
|Ended on 6/9/2021
It is my understanding that the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board intends to develop a standard to help protect workers who are at risk of heat illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. I write to applaud your efforts and to respectfully suggest such a standard should provide workers with easy access to drinking water and air conditioning; frequent breaks; and significant training regarding working in hot conditions.
It's no secret that a southern state like Virginia is hot in the summer; on many days dangerously so. Climate change promises to exacerbate this situation for workers whose occupation requires them to work outdoors. I ask the Board to develop a strong standard that will protect Virginia's workers.