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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6/8/21  9:58 am
Commenter: Marcia Geyer

Requiring the proposed protections from heat illnesses for outdoor workers

A study of Emergency Room admissions to the UVA Health System showed that heat waves increase ALL categories of illnesses, not just the illnesses directly related to overheating.

Climate change increasingly makes heat waves last longer, be more intense, and cause more serious health effects.

Please enact the proposed mandatory protections from heat illnesses for outdoor workers in Virginia.  The Golden Rule clearly applies to this increasingly important situation:  "Do unto others as you would have them do to you".

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