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.