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New US Bill Would Help People Working in Dangerous Heat

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Click to expand Image Farmworkers, considered essential workers under the Covid-19 pandemic, harvest beans in Homestead, Florida, May 12, 2020.  © 2020 AP Photo/Lynne Sladky Many United States farmworkers and other essential outdoor workers have gone to work throughout the dangerous Covid-19 pandemic, putting food on people’s tables and collecting their trash. But outdoor workers put themselves at risk every year by laboring in extreme temperatures that can be deadly or cause lasting disability. These deaths and illnesses are preventable, and they are on the rise. The heart of this problem:…

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