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热危害

决定:被发现违反室内热危害法律的雇主

四年前,多明戈·布兰卡斯在工作中与死神擦肩而过, the California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board (Board) has upheld citations issued to his employers for failing to have an effective IIPP (Injury and Illness Prevention Program) that addressed the hazard of indoor heat.

工作安全-连同 亚历山大社区法律中心 并, 仓库员工资源中心 -在董事会上代表多明戈,而且 together we succeeded in getting justice for him and all the other workers exposed to this preventable hazard.

多明戈在为沃尔玛等零售巨头服务的Inland Empire仓库工作. 他受雇于一家临时职业介绍所, 三态人员(TSI), 受雇为仓库操作员工作, 国家配送中心(NDC).

2011年8月, Domingo suffered heat illness while working inside a metal freight container with a temperature around 110 degrees. He felt ill and reported this; first, 他的仓库主管, 然后是临时工中介的主管.

他们都没有给他任何帮助或照顾. 他最后不得不自己送去医院, 他被诊断出中暑并住院三天.

Cal/OSHA then investigated a complaint by the workers and issued citations to both employers for failing to have an effective IIPP that addressed the hazard of indoor heat. 不出所料,雇主们提出了上诉. 和, 在2015年初, 经过多年的多次听证会, 法官最终做出了有利于雇主的判决.

Cal/OSHA的法律团队坚持立场,并向董事会提交了重新考虑的请愿书. 十大赌网app下载提交了一份支持性简报.

本周, 董事会推翻了法官的决定, concluding that both employers violated the law by failing to have an effective IIPP addressing indoor heat.*多明戈的病例提供了中暑疾病危害的证据, 哪些是支持工人对加州/OSHA投诉的关键.

This decision reinforces multi-employer responsibility for ensuring compliance with all Cal/OSHA standards. It also reinforces inspectors’ ability to use the IIPP requirement that employers fix known hazards at their workplace when there is no specific standard.

许多人为这场斗争贡献了时间和资源, 包括负责调查的加州/职业安全与健康管理局的专门执法小组, 还有顽强的法律团队,他们奋力争取,确保法庭维持原判. Thank you to everyone who supported this fight for workers in warehousing and every other industry where people face the potentially fatal risk of heat illness.

*决定引用:
全国配送中心,LP,加州/OSHA 12-0391,重新考虑后的决定(10月10日. 5, 2015)
三州人事,加州/OSHA 12-0378,重新考虑后的决定(10月7日. 5, 2015)
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