In a recent article on “Public Law and Climate Disasters,” Sidney Shapiro and Katherine Tracy conclude, “The health, safety, and economic risks to workers associated with climate change have not received the attention they deserve.” Rising temperatures associated with heat stress and other health and safety hazards are growing, but regulatory agencies, such as OSHA, have yet to respond.

The article appears as a chapter in Research Handbook on Climate Disaster Law: Barriers and Opportunities (Lyster & Verchick, eds., 2018).

Check out this podcast with Shapiro and Tracy about “Keeping Workers Safe in the Era of Climate Change.”

Public Citizen’s Worker Health and Safety Advocate Shanna Devine is developing a campaign for a national heat standard. Visit: 

Twitter: @safeworkers