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OSHA moves toward development of heat standard

The federal government is increasing its oversight of farms and other operations where workers are exposed to extreme heat, launching an enforcement initiative and encouraging employers to provide water, rest, and shade as needed to cope with high temperatures.
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Debbie Stabenow

Daybreak July 15: Few details yet on Senate Dems’ $3.5 trillion plan

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow says she’s “very optimistic” that substantial new funding for farm bill conservation programs will be included in the $3.5 trillion spending agreement that Democrats have announced. Stabenow has been seeking $50 billion in new conservation funding to promote climate-friendly farming practices.
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Food workers in PPE

OSHA issues new COVID-19 workplace guidance

Responding to an executive order issued by the Biden administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued guidance for companies to help stop the spread of COVID at workplaces and said it was looking at setting an emergency standard for COVID-19.
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