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  10:47 pm
Commenter: Catherine Saunders

Please create heat illness protections for at-risk workers

I appreciate the work your work on the emergency OSHA standards for COVID-19.  I support your developing similarly strong regulations to protect farm workers and others at risk of heat illness.  Such workers need guaranteed access to water and breaks, and to air conditioning in employer-provided housing. Everyone has the right to work in conditions that preserve their health and safety; these are simple steps to assure safe working conditions in hot weather.  

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