April 7, 2022

OSHA Invites Stakeholders to Attend Virtual Meeting on Heat Hazards

OSHA will hold a virtual stakeholder meeting next month to discuss its initiatives to protect workers from heat-related hazards. The meeting will include an overview of the agency’s ongoing activities focused on heat-related hazards as well as an introduction to OSHA’s rulemaking process and ways in which the public can participate. Additional topics scheduled to be covered during the meeting include OSHA’s heat illness prevention campaign, compliance assistance activities, and enforcement efforts. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions about the agency’s presentations, and stakeholders will be able to provide feedback during public comment and testimony periods.

The meeting will be held via Zoom on May 3 from 12 to 5 p.m. ET. The public will be able to view the meeting concurrently on the Department of Labor’s YouTube channel.

Individuals who are interested in attending the meeting, providing comments, or asking questions should register in advance. Written comments and additional materials can be submitted electronically via Regulations.gov, the federal e-rulemaking portal, until Aug. 1, 2022. Instructions for submitting feedback electronically can be found in the Federal Register.

Related: An advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) published in October by OSHA launched the agency’s rulemaking process for a standard to protect workers from heat hazards. The ANPRM on heat injury and illness prevention covers both outdoor and indoor work settings.