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Lawmakers Propose Federal Heat Stress Protection Standards

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 133 | 0 | 23 min read

A pair of lawmakers from Arizona and California on Wednesday announced the introduction of legislation intended to establish a federal standard for heat stress protections. The bill, by Reps. Raul M. Grijalva, D-Arizona, and Judy Chu, D-California, would direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to adopt a final standard for the prevention of occupational exposure to heat both outside and indoors, according to a statement from Grijalva’s office. “By putting an OSHA standard on the books, we can better protect our family members, friends and neighbors who work ...

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