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Asuncion Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act of 2020

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A bill to direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an occupational safety and health standard to protect workers from heat-related injuries and illnesses.

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Date Actions Overview
10/01/2020Introduced in Senate

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10/01/2020Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
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Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]* 10/01/2020
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 10/01/2020
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]* 10/01/2020
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]* 10/01/2020
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] 10/21/2020

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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions10/01/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (10/01/2020)

Asuncion Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act of 2020

This bill requires the Department of Labor to promulgate an occupational safety or health standard on prevention of exposure to excessive heat. Excessive heat includes outdoor or indoor exposure to heat at levels that exceed the capacities of the body to maintain normal body functions and may cause heat-related injury, illness, or fatality.

In addition, the bill establishes requirements concerning (1) training and education to prevent and respond to heat illness, and (2) whistle-blower protections.