Washington state issues hazard alert on heat stress as emergency rules take effect
July 16, 2021
Washington state emergency heat exposure rule increases protection for outdoor workers
July 9, 2021
TUMWATER - The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) filed an emergency rule today to provide increased protection for employees exposed to extreme heat, including those working in agriculture, construction and other outdoor industries. The emergency Outdoor Heat Exposure rule clarifies proactive steps that employers must take to prevent outdoor workers from suffering heat -related illness.