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OSHA Gets Petition To Protect Workers From Heat


When even Eugene hits a daytime high of 100°F, it's just plain hot out there.  It's possible you have to work out there when it's hot. 

By the accounting of several activist groups, millions of American workers lack protections from heat stress. 

Those organizations, including Public Citizen, are petitioning the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to require some protections to be provided by employers.  David Arkush, the Managing Director of the climate program at Public Citizen, lays out the concerns and proposed remedies. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.