Miami commissioners delay heat standard vote
November 10, 2023
Miami-Dade postponed a vote on a heat safety standard for outdoor workers. The proposed regulation aims to protect employees in construction and agriculture with key safety measures.
The standard would set up employee rights, compel companies to create heat safety programs, and impose fines for non-compliance, delaying due to rising temperatures.
WeCount! advocated for this standard, highlighting essential rights for outdoor workers in Miami.
There's disagreement over this delay, with debates on its necessity and its impact on various industries. Although federal standards on heat regulations are absent, some states have their own rules for heat exposure, leading to legal conflicts in places like Texas.