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Report Urges OSHA To Include Kitchen Workers In Heat-Danger Standard

August 14, 2023 at 6:05 PM
A group that advocates for restaurant workers is urging OSHA to include kitchens in its forthcoming standard for heat danger, escalating labor groups’ recent calls for the rule to extend beyond outdoor job sites and to mandate protections such as sufficient breaks, heat education and acclimatization plans for all employees. The Aug. 9 report led by Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United, “Beat the Heat: Restaurant Workers Fight for a Safe and Dignified Work Environment,” argues that kitchen workers already face...

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