Heat is the deadliest weather-related threat in the United States. In fact, heat kills more people than hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods combined.
But the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) — the federal agency that is supposed to protect workers — has failed to issue workplace heat standards.
The heat stress crisis is only getting worse as climate change increases the frequency, severity, and duration of heat waves. The need for nationwide workplace heat standards is beyond urgent. Immediately issue emergency standards to protect workers from heat-related illness, injury, and death.
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