Massive heat waves have hit large swaths of the U.S. this summer, breaking records for high temperatures across the country. And it’s about to get worse.
About 21% of U.S. residents live in areas where heat levels could become dangerously high this week, according to the New York Times heat tracker.
For construction workers, the sweltering conditions mean an additional jobsite hazard. But there is no enforceable standard for protecting workers during extreme heat that contractors can look to for guidance.
Beating the heat
Until a standard exists, Orr offered suggestions on how to protect workers from heat.
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