A Republic Services worker in Houston assists with garbage collection on a summer afternoon. The company has been fined in the wake of heat-related deaths of workers but says it has implemented prevention policies. This worker was not interviewed for the story. (Lucio Vasquez/Houston Public Media)

Since 2010, more than 380 workers have died in the United States due to conditions at work – deaths  experts say were preventable.

The problem of heat-related deaths in the workplace is likely to intensify with climate change, and workers of color are disproportionately affected. A special edition of Texas Standard explores what’s being done to curb these deaths, featuring the findings of a yearlong investigation by NPR, The Texas and California Newsrooms, Columbia Journalism Investigations and Public Health Watch.

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