September 22, 2023
Senate Infrastructure Panel Weighs Call For Construction Heat Safeguards
Lawmakers and witnesses at a recent Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee (EPW) hearing on extreme heat appeared open to a union official’s arguments that this summer’s record temperatures show the need for stronger worker protections, though several also expressed opposition to a “one-size-fits-all” nationwide policy. The Sept. 13 hearing focused on dangers that high-heat conditions pose to transportation infrastructure, including workers building and maintaining those structures, and how the federal government can help state and local governments address those...
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