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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6/9/21  8:02 pm
Commenter: Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

Comments on Heat Stress Standards to the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board

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 regulation should outline standards for access to water, breaks, training and air-conditioning in employer-provided housing.

Climate change is upon us. It is important to build heat stress protection into the Virginia Safety and Health Codes now before farmworkers and others are at increased risk. Let's not wait for tragedy to take action.

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