Eleven AGs Sent Letter Urging White House to Support an Emergency Temporary Heat Standard

New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 11 state attorneys general in sending a letter to the White House calling for support on their petition to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and on legislation to direct 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 the White House, the AGs sent a letter to Congress and a petition to OSHA.