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Update of Heat Stress and OSHA

Several changes are about to occur for employers regarding contesting OSHA citations. The updated OSHRC Rules of Procedure, which will go into effect on June 10, 2019, were last reviIt appears that the mandate for employers in the construction industry to provide heat illness protection to their employees is, if anything, more confusing after the decision of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) in the Sturgill Roofing case than it had been before. Some individuals claim that the Sturgill decision will effectively prevent OSHA from enforcing heat illness prevention under the General Duty Clause, while others claim that OSHA is ready to propose or issue a new standard on heat illness prevention. Both are merely rumors, and I think I can safely say that neither is accurate.


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