Maryland Enacts AIHA-Support Bill Protecting Workers from Heat Stress

A new bill in Maryland requires employers to protect employees from heat-related illness caused by heat stress.

Maryland House Bill 722 has been enacted into law. The law requires the state’s OSHA to develop and adopt regulations that require employers to protect employees from heat-related illness caused by heat stress by October 2022.

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) supports the new law since it will help protect workers from occupational heat stress. IHA President Kathy Murphy remarked, “Heat stress is a significant problem that can result in occupational illnesses and injuries, and in some cases death. This bill is both timely and needed,” she continued, “marking an important step forward on heat stress prevention for Marylanders. Other states may be inspired by Maryland’s leadership to introduce and enact similar bills of their own.”

For more information about Mary House Bill 722, visit the Maryland General Assembly’s website.

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