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Action Alert: Tell Cal/OSHA We Need Strong Protections from Indoor Heat

We are looking for organizations and workers to turn out on Thursday, 2月8日在奥克兰举行全球十大赌钱软件app加州/OSHA室内热标准的第三次(可能是最后一次)公开听证会.

这个标准有可能保护工人免受室内热暴露的真正危险, which can lead to heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and even death. Unfortunately, Cal/OSHA keeps watering down its proposal in an apparent concession to industry pressure. 我们需要为一个有效保护所有工人不受室内热危害的标准而站在一起.

Here are the meeting details:

Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee Hearing on Indoor Heat Standard
Thursday, February 8, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Elihu Harris State Building
1515 Clay St., 2nd floor, Room 1
Oakland, CA

Interested in attending the meeting or submitting comments? Contact Us to get in on the planning!

Background: SB 1167 requires Cal/OSHA to develop a standard protecting workers from indoor heat hazards by January 1, 2019. A Cal/OSHA advisory committee has released three discussion drafts for the standard, and each has been weaker than the last.

For instance, 在最新的草案中,雇主不必实施许多最有效的防热疾病措施(如使用风扇), slowing workloads, or mandating cool-down rests) until the workplace heat index reaches 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Workers are at risk for heat illness in much lower heat indices, especially if they are engaged in strenuous work or are inadequately acclimatized.

加州职业安全与健康管理局回应了来自工人和倡导者的证词,在一些领域做出了改进, overall the latest draft is a significant step backward. California's workers deserve better. California needs an indoor heat standard that reflects science and the experiences of workers, not industry pressure.

Click here for more on the campaign to protect indoor workers from deadly heat hazards.