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DoL urges New York employers to safeguard against hot weather hazards
13/07/2021
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The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has urged employers and workers to take proper safety precautions when working in hot weather over the summer months.

On 7 July 2020, 35-year-old Timothy Barber collapsed at the end of his shift after working on the Genesee River Bridge Project in Geneseo, New York. Treated for heat stress and heat exhaustion, he died from hyperthermia on his second day on the job.

 


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