Heat & Climate Justice

Outdoor & Indoor workers demand protections to beat the heat!

The National COSH Network provides workers and worker-based organizations with tools, resources and support to assert their right to earn their living without fear of life-threatening harm from hazardous conditions caused by climate change. We insist that workers and communities be at the table to develop policies that prioritize health, well-being, and racial and economic justice.

On June 26, 2021 Sebastian Francisco Perez collapsed and died after moving irrigation lines on an Oregon farm and nursery in 104 degree heat. Mr. Perez is one of more than 800 U.S. workers killed in the last two decades by employers who failed to provide simple protections like rest, shade, and water. Workers like Sebastian, most often those who are Black and Brown, are the first to feel the impact of extreme heat and other effects of human-induced climate change. 

New Fact Sheet and New Poster

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COSH Network Affiliate Western NY COSH has translated these resources into multiple languages click here to download

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National COSH webinar Organizing for Heat Safety in the Workplace Slides available here

2022-05 Heat Campaign

Collage of four photos showing men working in different trades with a black legend on white background Know the Facts Demand Protection

Bilingual slide show, with the facts you need to demand protection from heat stress.

Social Media Slides: Know Your Rights / Demand Heat Protections at Work (Bilingual):

Extreme heat is extremely dangerous for both indoor and outdoor workers -- and more common than ever as temperatures rise due to climate change. Check out our new, bilingual slide show, with the facts you need to demand protection from heat stress.

Social Media Slides: Steps for Taking Action in the Workplace

Ready to fight back against extreme heat on the job? New from National COSH: “9 STEPS WE CAN TAKE TO DEMAND PROTECTION FROM HEAT ILLNESSES AT WORK.”