OSHA Seeks Information on Heat Stress for Outdoor and Indoor Workers

On October 27, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on “Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings.”  The ANPRM provides an overview of heat stress in the workplace (both indoors and outdoors) and the various measures taken to prevent it and protect workers from it.  Further, the ANPRM seeks public comment on the nature and extent of hazardous heat in the workplace and interventions and controls to prevent heat-related injury and illness, including measuring heat exposures, strategies to reduce it, personal protective equipment and other controls, and worker training and engagement.

Read OSHA’s ANPRM on heat stress here.

Comments are due by December 27, 2021.

File comments here.

Advocacy contact: Bruce Lundegren, Assistant Chief Counsel, at bruce.lundegren@sba.gov or (202) 205-6144.