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.
- Documents: LetterAZ Press ReleaseMD Press ReleaseNY Press Release
- Document Type: Non-rulemaking Letters Press Releases/Statements
- States: Arizona Colorado Connecticut Illinois Maine Maryland Massachusetts New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Washington, D.C.
- Issues: Climate Adaptation & Resilience Climate Resilience Effects of Climate Change Environmental Justice Just Transition Public Health
- Era: Biden Administration
- Action Type: Other