Washington — The creation of a website with heat- and health-related information is one of several measures recently taken by the Biden administration in response to extreme heat being experienced across the nation.
In Episode 27, the S+H editorial team discusses lightning safety for workers as the summer months approach. The team is also joined by NIOSH social scientist Gigi Petery, co-director of the agency’s National Center for Productive Aging and Work.
Los Angeles — When temperatures rise, the risk of injuries and incidents on the job escalates “significantly,” according to a recently published working paper authored by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and Stanford University.
Tumwater, WA — Spurred by “the real impacts of climate change,” the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has issued an emergency rule that increases protections for workers exposed to extreme heat and published a hazard alert on heat illness.