Comments on NIOSH’s Latest Criteria for a Recommended Heat Stress Standard and Letter to OSHA Imploring Their Adoption Within a Federal Standard
February 25, 2014
View the comments submitted to NIOSH.
View the letter sent to OSHA.
From 1992 to 2012 (the most recent year for which federal data are available), at least 655 workers have died and 53,564 have been severely injured by heat stress injuries. Public Citizen applauds the latest evidence-based draft criteria for a recommended heat stress standard issued by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). We also urge the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to adopt NIOSH’s latest criteria recommendations on heat stress, once finalized, as the basis for a federal heat stress standard.