Inside OSHA

September 27, 2021

Groups Escalate Push For Heat ETS But Fear OSHA Resource Crunch

September 3, 2021 at 5:16 PM
Worker-safety and environmental groups are seeking alternative paths to a comprehensive emergency temporary standard (ETS) for heat illness including a push for state-level policies, citing concerns that OSHA lacks the staff or resources to quickly craft such a rule alongside its top priority of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though a broad coalition of safety groups, environmentalists, academics and others have petitioned the agency to craft an ETS for heat danger, supporters of the move realize OSHA might lack...

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