S.1068 - Asuncion Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 04/12/2021)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/12/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1068 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/12/2021)
Asuncion Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act of 2021
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.