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Proposed fed rule would protect workers from extreme heat

Ayear after a new state law ended mandatory water breaks in Texas, a proposed federal rule would protect millions of workers from the risks caused by extreme heat, The Texas Tribune reported.The rule would require employers to create plans to prevent heat injuries and illnesses and ensure workers get access to drinking water, rest breaks and control of indoor heat. It would apply to all employers whose businesses are under the jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.Last year, Texas legislators passed House Bill 2127, which barred cities and counties from passing ordinances that go farther than state law ...

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