Biden Administration Unveils New Proposed Heat Protection Rules for Workers

The Biden administration is announcing a new federal rule to protect America's workers from the dangers of extreme heat. This first step in developing a national heat standard was announced by OSHA with its action to come in the form of an advance notice of proposed rulemaking. This move has been taken in response to the increase in heat-related illnesses and fatalities among workers, particularly in outdoor and high-risk environments. It is part of a broader effort to deal with the growing public health threat climate change poses, with President Biden underscoring the need for urgency in protecting more vulnerable populations from rising temperatures in the quest.

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