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  8:23 pm
Commenter: Jessica D Wright

Manufacturing Workers & Heat Stress

My husband works as a metal mechanic in Norfolk, building parts for Naval Contracts. While he works indoors, the shop has very poor ventilation, and even on mild summer days van become oppressive. My husband also has epilepsy, and had to miss work 2 days during this past weeks heat wave due to heat stress concerns. When the temperature outside passes 90, it can quickly reach upwards of 120 in the shop. This is a real concern for even healthy young people.

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