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Who protects workers from extreme heat?


No matter where you live in the US, this summer was hot. Extremely hot. Temperatures soared all over the country, breaking records almost daily. Even Arizona saw unprecedented heat: Phoenix baked under 110º heat for 31 days straight, with little to no relief at night. The extreme heat poses a grave threat to workers in America, both indoor and outdoor, because there are few to no heat-related protections for workers. It asks the question: Whose responsibility is it to keep us cool?

Read More:

Extreme heat is giving us a glimpse at the dangerous future of work | Vox

Laws don't protect outdoor workers from heat. Advocates say the consequences are deadly 

Heat is not classified as a natural disaster. Arizona officials say that needs to change

Workers exposed to extreme heat have no consistent protection in the US | AP News 

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