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  10:30 pm
Commenter: Maggie McCain

Support for Regulations Protecting Workers from Heat Stress

This is to express my support of regulations protecting the health and safety of workers from heat stress to be issued by the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board. Please develop strong and clear standards for prevention of heat related illness for both outdoor and indoor workers, including farmworkers, construction workers, warehouse workers, and other at-risk workers. Regulations should address timely access to water, breaks, air conditioning or other methods of cooling, shelter from heat and sun, first aid, and appropriate modifications to work schedules and dress codes in order to mitigate conditions of extreme heat and exposure, as well as training in these issues. Thank you for your consideration of the well-being of Virginia's workforce.

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