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Heat Stress Safety Violations at Issue in Roofer’s Death Case

June 7, 2018, 9:44 PM

How far an employer needs to go to protect workers from heat stress could be decided by the panel that hears appeals of OSHA violations.

Fueling the issue are Occupational Safety and Health Administration citations against a construction company, A.H. Sturgill Roofing Inc. of Dayton, Ohio, stemming from an investigation into the 2012 death of a temporary worker.

On June 7 in Washington, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission heard opposing opinions on why the OSHA violations should be upheld or discarded. The review commission’s decision could determine how OSHA treats heat stress cases, which aren’t covered by ...

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