Inside OSHA

September 27, 2021

Groups Petition OSHA For Heat Illness ETS Ahead Of Planned Rulemaking

August 4, 2021 at 6:32 PM
An alliance of worker groups, environmentalists and others is petitioning OSHA to craft an emergency temporary standard (ETS) for heat illness even though the agency has begun to craft a permanent rule on the subject, arguing that the years-long regulatory process is too slow to protect workers from heat waves driven by climate change. The Aug. 4 petition , led by Public Citizen and joined by “over 110” worker-safety groups, environmental organizations and individuals including former safety officials, marks the...

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