Petitions to OSHA for a Heat Standard

2018 Petition to OSHA for a Heat Standard

July 17, 2018

View petition as PDF.

View the press advisory.

View the press release.

Extreme Heat and Unprotected Workers

 

View the Supporting Report.

 

2011 Petition to OSHA for a Heat Standard

September 1, 2011

View petition as PDF.

View the press release.

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.