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10/27/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/27/2021 09:44

OSHA conducts heat hazard rulemaking

On October 27, OSHA published an "Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings." OSHA did not have a prior specific hazardous heat conditions standard.

The Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking initiates a public comment period to gather stakeholder perspectives and expertise on heat-stress thresholds, heat-acclimatization planning and exposure monitoring.

Heat has been identified consistently as the leading cause of death among weather-related workplace hazards. OSHA previously implemented its nationwide enforcement initiative on heat-related hazards and is now forming a National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Work Group.

Interested parties may submit comments at, referencing docket no. OSHA-2021-0009. All comments are due by December 27, 2021.