One year ago, Maryland OSHA published a proposed rule for a standard to protect both indoor and outdoor workers from heat stress on the job. The standard was a long time coming. It was required by legislation passed by the General Assembly in March 2020, just as the legislature was shutting down due to COVID. Despite the lengthy runup to the proposal, the proposed rule was sorely inadequate, based on little input from stakeholders and practically unenforceable.
Time to turn up the heat on worker protections
October 6, 2023