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  8:33 pm
Commenter: Riverly Twardy

Please develop regulations addressing heat illness

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.

Although these regulations will cover many indoor and outdoor workers, we are most concerned about farmworkers whose working conditions are often particularly dangerous. Submitting comments to this Board will help make Virginia a better and safer place for workers. Thank you again for your help.  

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