As climate change reshapes American lives, it also is making the workplace deadlier. Hundreds of workers have died from heat exposure over a decade. Industry and government protections are often failing.
Heat Safety on the Job
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn’t have a heat standard to enforce, but does make the following recommendations to employers in high-risk industries:
Find more resources at: www.osha.gov/heat-exposure and www.migrantclinician.org/issues/heat.
About the Project
"Deadly Heat" is a data-driven investigation that involved analysis of hundreds of federal and state records and data sets and scores of interviews. Partners in the project included:
The project was supported in part by the Fund for Investigative Journalism.