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'Frustrating for me': OSHA boss on years-long process to protect workers from heat

The health of delivery drivers and warehouse workers is often at risk during heat waves. That’s because without federal heat policies, they have little to no protection on the job.

Here & Now‘s Anthony Brooks looks at efforts to change that and why it’s taken so long with Doug Parker, assistant secretary of OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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