AGs Renew Press For Swift Worker Protections Ahead Of Summer Heat

February 12, 2024
Democratic state attorneys general (AGs) are renewing a push for a regulatory standard to protect workers in extreme heat conditions exacerbated by climate change, arguing federal safety officials must take swift action to ensure measures are in place to prevent deaths from this summer’s expected heat. “[E]xtreme heat poses a grave danger to the health and safety of millions of farmworkers and construction workers in our States and across the nation,” says a Feb. 9 petition from 11 AGs, let...

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