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White House Unveils Plan to Protect Heat-Vulnerable U.S. Workers (1)

Sept. 20, 2021, 2:24 PMUpdated: Sept. 20, 2021, 9:30 PM

The White House has announced a multi-agency initiative to protect U.S. workers, as well as city-dwelling children, senior citizens and the poor, from the effects of record high temperatures.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will lead that response by beginning rulemaking on workplace heat-exposure rules for those employed in the agriculture and construction industries, as well as people whose jobs are primarily indoors but not in climate-controlled environments, according to a statement Monday.

OSHA’s advanced notice of proposed rulemaking will be published in the Federal Register next month.

Along with rulemaking, OSHA will immediately roll out an initiative ...

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