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As Advocates Raise Concerns, NIOSH Faults OSHA's Heat Stress Guidance

July 06, 2018
Correction Appended As OSHA struggles to limit heat risks to workers, a just-released report from NIOSH says the agency's current guidance regarding occupational heat stress may not be sufficiently protective, and is urging employers to take a more conservative approach just as temperatures continue to rise in the summer season. In the July 6 report , NIOSH recommended that employers adopt a more comprehensive measure of heat stress, known as the wet bulb globe temperature metric (WBGT), which is...

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