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Join Worksafe’s efforts to strengthen worker protections from heat illness: Sign our letter by September 24th!
After surviving last weekend’s heat spell, it’s easy to appreciate the importance of protecting the people who work outside every day in the hot sun -- harvesting and packing food, landscaping communities, building houses, parking or washing cars, directing traffic, or doing road repairs.
Every year in California, at least 600 people experience some kind of heat-related illness on the job. So far this year, at least three have died. That’s with the current heat illness prevention standard in place.
WE ONLY HAVE A FEW DAYS LEFT to voice our support for proposed improvements to that standard, by providing comments to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“Standards Board”).
There are only a few days left to get important worker safety and health bills passed in California. Take 5 minutes TODAY to pick up the phone and call your elected officials in support of two critical bills.
Click here to find your State Senate representatives. Why are you contacting your State Senator, and not Assembly Member? Because both of the below bills have cleared the Assembly and are awaiting a vote by the Senate. Be sure to mention that you live in their district and whether you represent an organization.
Call your State Senator and say that you want them to vote “YES” on AB 1634 and AB 1897.