CWS Requests Extension to Heat Illness Comment Period

On November 9, the Coalition for Workplace Safety requested an additional 60 days for the comment period on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s heat injury and illness prevention advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). The coalition asked OSHA to double the current comment period, which is only 60 days, to a full 120 days.

As our letter outlines, “As it currently stands, OSHA has provided only 60 days for the public to provide input on its proposal, which includes over 100 questions that will require resource-intensive research and data collection. To provide OSHA with comprehensive, accurate, and meaningful input, stakeholders need ample time to analyze the ANPRM, collect the relevant information and data, and compile thoughtful comments for the agency to consider. For this reason, CWS strongly urges OSHA to provide an additional 60 days to the comment period.”