Kaplan quoted in Bloomberg Law on OSHA Heat Protection Rule

06 July 2021 Bloomberg Law News

Partner Daniel Kaplan was quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, “OSHA Heat Protection Rule Lags While Record Temperatures Rise,” about OSHA’s reliance on a 51-year-old statute as its bulwark for compelling employers to protect workers from the record-high temperatures we’re seeing in the Pacific Northwest and across the United States.

Kaplan told Bloomberg Law, “...a federal OSHA heat stress rule could be useful if it’s clear about how employers should comply.” He added, “Cal/OSHA’s outdoor heat standard could be a good model because it’s detailed and understandable.” When it’s summer in California, he advises clients to make sure they have a heat illness prevention plan required by the rule. Inspectors will ask to see it.