Eleven AGs Sent Letter Calling on Congress to Legislate an Emergency Temporary Heat Standard

New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 11 state attorneys general in sending a letter to Congress calling for legislative action that would direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop a permanent heat standard. The AGs explained that due to increasing extreme weather, workers are at risk of heat-related illness during the summer, especially outdoor workers such as farm and construction workers, who suffer compounded effects due to inequitable social and economic factors. Along with the letter to Congress, the AGs sent a letter to the White House and a petition to OSHA.