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  9:59 pm
Commenter: Robert Shields, Accotink UU Church. Universal Unitarians for Social Justice

Heat Stress Regulations

Heat stress regulations are very important to the health of any workers exposed to a high heat environment. My experience in the Navy taught me how important heat stress management is to taking care of your people.

Thank you for your leadership on creating the emergency COVID-19 standard. Please develop strong standards / regulations for addressing heat illness to protect farm workers and other at-risk workers. The regulation should outline standards for access to water, breaks, training and air conditioning in employer provided housing. We also need serious penalties for employers who violate these standards.

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