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Oregon OSHA Adds Detail On Emergency Heat Rules

A orchard worker takes a break.
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NPR
A worker takes a break.

The outdoor temperatures above 110 finally receded, but there's a lot of summer left, and a lot of people who have to work outside in the heat.

Oregon OSHA, the agency charged with protecting workers, recently put emergency rules in place to protect workers from the record-breaking and long-lasting heat wave.

The new rules order employers to provide shade and water to workers when the heat index climbs above 80 degrees.

An Oregon OSHA rep visits to add details to the rules.

Milt Radford is the guest host.

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