Tag: heat standard

OSHA Seeks Employer Input on Heat Rulemaking

On June 22, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) invited small businesses to participate in the development of a federal heat standard to protect indoor and outdoor workers. The agency unveiled plans to hold OSHA Small Business Advocacy Review Panel meetings this summer to gather views on the possible effects of a heat standard […]

California Appeals Board Clarifies Heat Standard Requirement

California employers must provide potable water as close as possible to employees to encourage outdoor workers to consume water frequently, a California review panel decided, establishing a new precedent that clarified the state’s heat illness prevention standard’s requirement for drinking water, the Department of Industrial Relations announced February 27. “This decision provides clarity and should […]

ASSP Issues COVID-19, Heat Standard Positions

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) October 14 called for a federal emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring COVID-19 vaccination or weekly negative tests that takes a risk-assessment approach rather than applying employer requirements primarily based on employee counts. The anticipated Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emergency rule announced by the White House on […]

Construction worker on hot day, heat stress

New House Bill Would Mandate a Federal Heat Standard

OSHA would have to establish a federal heat stress standard if a bill just introduced in Congress becomes law. The bill, introduced July 10, would require the agency to issue a proposed standard within 2 years and a final regulation within 42 months.