Kim Krisberg | Public Health Watch
“Nobody’s making a big enough deal about this,” said Dr. Irene Stafford, an OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Houston. “What will it take? Where is the funding, where are the big media campaigns? …We have babies dying from something 100% preventable, so where is the big response?”
As Nation Gets Hotter, Efforts To Prevent Worker Heat Deaths Accelerate, But Fixes Aren’t As Simple As They SeemThere is no heat standard at the federal level, with the exception of the military, though advocates have lobbied the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to adopt one for years.