WORKER HEAT

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What’s the cost of rising heat on the job?

Rising temperatures are risking the health of hundreds of thousands of Californians who do strenuous work indoors. Sensors measured heat exposure for 16 people on the job in Sacramento, the Inland Empire and Los Angeles. The results showed that conditions were often dangerous and rarely reported. Workers don’t report heat illness to employers or seek medical care out of fear of not getting scheduled or losing their jobs altogether. (November 2018)

New Rule Could Require Employers to Protect Indoor Workers From Heat Illness (2019)