As extreme heat soars, laws to protect outdoor workers are bubbling up — and facing resistance
November 6, 2023
Activists and labor groups are urging lawmakers and regulators to address heat-related risks for outdoor workers.
The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is voting on a proposed heat standard for outdoor workers, potentially becoming the first comprehensive local heat standard in the U.S.
his effort aims to protect high-risk groups like agricultural and construction workers who are vulnerable to extreme heat.
-With no federal heat standard, states and local governments are taking action to combat the public health risks associated with extreme heat, which can lead to serious health consequences and even deaths.