Protect Workers From Extreme Heat
Every year in the United States, exposure to extreme heat in the workplace kills up to 2,000 people and injures more than 170,000 others.
Now, with record temperatures scorching large swaths of the country, 110 congressional Democrats just sent a letter calling on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to enact a federal standard to protect workers from extreme heat.
The letter, which was directed to top labor department officials, calls for "the fastest possible implementation of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) workplace heat standard to ensure that millions of people can go to work with greater confidence that they will return to their families alive and uninjured."
Sign the petition calling on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to enact standards to protect workers from extreme heat.