Outdoor Ambient Heat Exposure (Chapters 296-62 and 296-307 WAC)Stakeholder Meeting on Rulemaking
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The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is conducting rulemaking to update the requirements for occupational heat exposure hazards from high ambient temperatures in all industries, including outdoor and indoor exposures. This rulemaking activity is related to WAC 296-62-095 through WAC 296-62-09560, General Occupational Health Standards – Outdoor Heat Exposure, and WAC 296-307-097 through WAC 296-307-09760, Agriculture Safety Standards – Outdoor Heat Exposure.
In early February, 2022, L&I sent out a survey to interested stakeholders requesting feedback on scoping questions related to employer and employee experiences with outdoor heat exposure prevention. L&I is reviewing the feedback received in preparation for the upcoming stakeholder discussion, at which time we will share the research and information that has been collected from stakeholders, as well as other research gathered by L&I.
We encourage you to attend the virtual stakeholder meeting to offer feedback, ask questions, and help continue the open dialogue between L&I and stakeholders.
Please contact Carmyn Shute with any questions about this rulemaking project.
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