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Florida's outdoor workers face increased heat risk without new protections

Florida's outdoor workers face increased heat risk without new protections

Maria Leticia Pineda recounts the physical toll of long hours under Florida's heat as the state blocks local heat safety measures for outdoor workers.

Amy Green and Victoria St. Martin report for Inside Climate News.

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USPS is falsifying safety docs as its workers die of heat

USPS is falsifying safety docs as its workers die of heat

Even after a mail carrier’s recent death, the company continues to violate its own rules.

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Workers exposed to extreme heat have few protections

Tens of millions of Americans are struggling to cope with soaring temperatures. OSHA is developing new workplace safety standards, but they are not yet complete.
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What the UAW strike means for EVs

The UAW is seeking better pay and benefits — and an uncertain transition to electric vehicles is underpinning a lot of their concerns.

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Carbon-free grid? There may not be enough workers to build it

There have been widespread warnings that a looming shortage of energy workers may jeopardize President Joe Biden's climate goals. Here's what is true.
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NM bill proposes energy companies to compensate field worker's health care costs related to air pollution

Morgan Lee reports for the Associated Press about New Mexico oil field workers with ailments caused by smog and methane could possibly seek health care reimbursements under a measure proposed by Democratic Rep. Gabe Vasquez.

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