Petitions to OSHA for a Heat Standard
2021 Petition to OSHA for an Emergency Temporary Standard on Heat in the Workplace
August 4, 2021
2018 Petition to OSHA for a Heat Standard
July 17, 2018
2011 Petition to OSHA for a Heat Standard
September 1, 2011
View supporting statement from Thomas E. Bernard (PDF).
View supporting statement from Farmworker Justice (PDF).
June 7, 2012 OSHA’s denial letter for a heat stress petition standard (PDF)
Heat stress can result in heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death. Climate change is rapidly increasing this hazard for U.S. workers, yet there are no national protections to prevent this growing occupational danger … It’s time to catch up and issue a federal standard that protects workers from heat stress.