December 1, 2023
Labor Groups Seeks OSHA Heat Stress Standard But Path Forward Uncertain
Former OSHA officials and a coalition of over 100 labor groups are formally petitioning OSHA to craft a federal standard protecting workers from exposure to excessive heat, though one former official says that imminent Democratic legislation requiring such a standard is likely the most feasible path forward under the Trump administration. Given the administration’s broad deregulatory focus, the “best way to move regulations is to use legislation requiring the agency to issue a standard,” like a bill Democrats plan to...
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