Join OSHA to DiscussProtecting Workers From Heat-Related Hazards May 3, 2022 12:00 - 6:00 pm ET
OSHA is hosting a virtual public stakeholder meeting on the agency’s activities to protect workers from heat-related hazards. This half-day meeting will allow stakeholders an opportunity to learn about and comment on the various efforts the agency is taking to protect workers from heat-related hazards, as well as hear about the agency’s rulemaking process and ways for the public to participate. The agency will also provide an overview of the Heat Illness Prevention Campaign, compliance assistance activities, and enforcement efforts.
Opportunities for Participation
OSHA plans to use this meeting to establish an open dialogue with stakeholders. At the end of each information session, stakeholders will have an opportunity to ask questions about the presentations. Additionally, this meeting will include public comment and testimony periods during which the agency is interested in receiving feedback from stakeholders. The agency is interested in hearing public comments from individuals from various perspectives, including:
- The public, including affected workers
- State and local governments
- Tribal governments
- Labor Unions
- Non-governmental organizations
- Business and industry
- Tribal/indigenous organizations
- Community-based organizations
Register in advance at https://projects.erg.com/conferences/osha/osha-heat.html. If you wish to present public comments during the meeting, you must indicate that while registering. To accommodate many speakers, public comments will be limited to no more than three minutes during this meeting. The duration of speaking time is subject to change, and the time allotted for each speaker will be finalized upon the close of registration.
Although OSHA welcomes all comments and seeks to accommodate many speakers at the meeting, it may not be possible to accommodate all stakeholder requests to speak at the meeting. The order of speakers will be determined based on affiliation and will be confirmed with speakers prior to the event.
Those who cannot attend the meeting and those who are unable or choose not to make verbal comments during the meeting are invited to submit their comments in writing to OSHA at the conclusion of the meeting, or by submitting them electronically to www.regulations.gov, Docket No. OSHA-2022-0006. Follow the instructions online for making electronic submissions. You may submit comments and additional materials until August 1, 2022.
Stakeholder Meeting on OSHA Initiatives to Protect Workers from Heat-Related Hazards
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
May 3, 2022
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm ET
Meeting Opening and Welcome
Jan Connery, ERG
Martin J. Walsh, Secretary of Labor
Douglas L. Parker, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
Overview of Meeting Goals and Structure
James Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention Campaign
Pamela Barclay, Health Scientist, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Inanje Mintz, Health Educator, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Public Comment and Testimony Period 1
Session 2: Compliance Assistance Activities
Christina Morgan, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs
Public Comment and Testimony Period 2
Session 3: Enforcement Efforts
Jennifer Kim, Director of the Office of Health Enforcement, Directorate of Enforcement Programs
Public Comment and Testimony Period 3
Session 4: An Introduction to OSHA Rulemaking and Ways to Participate
Steve Schayer, Director of the Office of Physical Hazards, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Augusta Williams, Health Scientist, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Public Comment and Testimony Period 4
OSHA Leadership Panel
Moderator: Mandy Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
Andy Levinson, Acting Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Doug Kalinowski, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs
Kim Stille, Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs
Scott Ketcham, Director, Directorate of Construction
Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks
Mandy Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
The public meeting will be held via Zoom and will be available for concurrent viewing in English and in Spanish on the DOL YouTube channel.
There is no cost to attend this public meeting.
To learn more about this event, download the Virtual Stakeholder Meeting on OSHA Initiatives to Protect Workers from Heat-Related Hazards Flyer (Spanish)
For additional OSHA resources on heat, visit our Heat Resources webpage.