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Monday, July 08, 2024

The nation's first federal safety for excessive heat would lead to more safety inspections on more than 105,000 farms and related agribusinesses, affecting nearly 1.14 million farm and agricultural processing workers.



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... In agriculture, the biggest impact would fall on meatpackers, dairy processors and fruit and vegetable farmers.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed a new rule on Tuesday meant to deal with heat-related illnesses and deaths. The Biden administration cited the proposed rule would protect more than 35 million workers who primarily work outdoors, but the rule also includes standards for indoor work.

Under the rule, farmers and other businesses would have to develop a heat injury and illness prevention plant (HIIPP) and monitor heat conditions for workers. Even indoor work sites would have to identify areas that have potentially hazardous heat exposure. The rule has different heat-index triggers at 80 degrees Fahrenheit and 90 degrees F.

At 90 degrees F, employers would be required to set mandatory rest breaks every two hours. Training would also be required for supervisors and employees about heat risks. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-07-07 01:38 PM | Reply

No worries - SCOTUS will strike it down almost immediately.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2024-07-08 09:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

How DARE a government agency mention guidelines based on expertise!!! Only SCOTUS has that capability!
~Justice LaughingGas

#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2024-07-08 09:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

No worries - SCOTUS will strike it down almost immediately.


Yup. It's likely that a red state will bring forth a fake lawsuit shortly. We can't be having democratic institutions be successful in protecting Americans.

Failing that project 2025 will handle it. A loyalist will be placed in the agency that will quietly undo any worker protections.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-07-08 11:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

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