Join us in urging the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) to implement a national heat standard requiring employers to protect workers from extreme heat.
Workers often suffer from heat exhaustion, which can escalate to heat stroke and even death.
And this danger is increasing rapidly with climate change.
Heat can affect everyone exposed to hot temperatures — from workers laboring outside in the hot sun to workers who lack ventilation indoors.
Fortunately, the solution is straightforward: access to water, rest breaks and shade or air conditioning.
But most employers won’t provide these basic needs voluntarily.