Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published its final draft of proposed rules to protect workers from climate-fueled wildfire smoke and excessive heat. OSHA is accepting public comments on both sets of rules until March 18th. It’s critical that worker, climate, and public health advocates show up in full force during the comment period to secure the most protective standards for workers.
Urge Oregon OSHA to improve the draft excessive heat and smoke rules and to adopt them without delay. Present your testimony in writing or orally during the public comment period. Use this helpful guide.
Below is testimony from JwJ Operations Organizer, Amanda Sager (she/her).