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The Division of Industrial Relations, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a public hearing on June 3 to consider adoption of regulations to mitigate heat stress in the workplace. The proposed regulations are necessary to mitigate occupational injuries and illnesses resulting from heat exposure in the workplace.

In calendar year 2019 there were a total of 3,080 reports in the United States of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses resulting from exposure to environmental heat; 47 accepted workers’ compensation claims in Nevada in fiscal year 2020; and a total of 113 complaints or referrals to Nevada OSHA in calendar year 2020.

Visit the Division of Industrial Relations website here for the notice with more information about the proposed regulations and about the public hearing.