Politics of Poverty

Climate change

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Scorching heat is killing workers in the US. We need safety standards.

[ PART OF A SERIES ON OUR CHANGING CLIMATE ] | Record-setting heat in the US this summer has accounted for several fatalities on the job, adding to hundreds in the last decade. As the climate warms, it’s well past time for the federal government to put standards in place to keep workers safe from heat hazards.

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