Labor Department to propose first-ever heat protections for worker
Jul 2, 2024

Labor Department to propose first-ever heat protections for worker

The Labor Department is proposing a rule to establish nationwide workplace safety standards to prevent heat-related injuries and deaths.


Correction (July 2, 2024): A previous version of this podcast description misstated James LeBrecht’s title.

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Labor Department is proposing new heat safety standards

Today, more than 60 million Americans are facing a potentially record-breaking heat wave. In California, it could hit more than 115 degrees. Despite it all, workers will show up on farms, in delivery trucks, at construction sites and in other workplaces where heat exposure is an acute danger. New proposed standards could help.

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