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Worksafe Joins National Movement Urging Fed OSHA to #BeatTheHeat

This summer Worksafe joined Public Citizen and more than 130 other organizations in petitioning Federal OSHA to initiate a rulemaking process to establish the first federal standards protecting workers from the dangers of heat stress. This petition marks the launch of national campaign to raise awareness around the impacts of climate change on the health and safety of workers, as well as other vulnerable populations. 

Learn more about the national campaign, and help us spread the word about this important worker health issue. Here are some sample tweets to get you started:

Heat stress is an increasingly severe hazard in a time of rapid climate change. @OSHA_DOL must enact national heat stress protections before global warming puts even more workers in danger. #BeatTheHeat 

Heat stress can affect everyone exposed to hot temperatures — from workers laboring outside in the hot sun to workers who lack ventilation indoors. @OSHA_DOL must create a national heat stress standard so employers are required to make worker safety a priority. #BeatTheHeat

The solutions to heat stress are common-sense: hydration, shade, and rest breaks. But most employers won't implement them voluntarily. @OSHA_DOL must enact a national heat stress standard to protect workers in danger. #BeatTheHeat