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NATIONAL EMPHASIS PROGRAM ANNOUNCED Protecting Workers from Indoor and Outdoor Heat Hazards

NATIONAL EMPHASIS PROGRAM ANNOUNCED Protecting Workers from Indoor and Outdoor Heat Hazards

HARRISONBURG, VA (May 6, 2022) – Last month, Secretary Marty Walsh, joined Vice President Kamala Harris to announce the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration first National Emphasis Program, to protect workers from indoor and outdoor heat illness and injury. Telamon Corporation provides this complimentary training to farmworkers to ensure they are safe and protected from indoor and outdoor heat hazards. The training is required by OHSA under this new program. During the week of May 15-21, 2022, the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs will feature their public awareness campaign, National Farmworker Women’s Health Week. The campaign is aimed at increasing public consciousness and understanding of the health risks that farmworker women face, and as an extension, their families, from working in the fields. Telamon Corporation plans to provide a variety of trainings throughout the week to show support for this campaign. OSHA’s national news release stated, Heat illness affects thousands of indoor and outdoor workers each year and can tragically lead to death. Reducing workplace heat-related illnesses and injuries is a top priority for the Department of Labor, and this National Emphasis Program is a way to immediately improve enforcement and compliance efforts, while continuing long-term work to establish a heat illness prevention rule. “Tragically, the three-year average of workplace deaths caused by heat has doubled since the early 1990s. These extreme heat hazards aren’t limited to outdoor occupations, the seasons or geography. From farm workers in California to construction workers in Texas and warehouse workers in Pennsylvania, heat illness – exacerbated by our climate’s rising temperatures – presents a growing hazard for millions of workers,” said Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh.

To learn more about Telamon’s complimentary, required training to protect workers, please reach out to Kevin Jones at kjones@telamon.org or 443-397-2767. About Telamon Corporation Headquartered in Raleigh, NC,

Telamon Corporation is a non-profit organization with locations in eleven states. Telamon provides educational services through early childhood and family support programs, workforce and career services, housing and financial empowerment and a variety of other services to more than 20,000 individuals a year. Founded in 1965, Telamon’s mission is to provide educational services that lead to better jobs, better lives, and better communities. Telamon Corporation offers a variety of Housing & Financial Empowerment workshops and customized services that aim to help build financial security. We specialize in financial management and budget counseling, credit education, pre-purchase homebuyer programs, rental education and counseling, foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation services and personal financial coaching. Learn more at Telamon.org.

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