Extreme Heat Is Coming: What Policies Are in Place to Protect Workers? 

In less than a decade, 20 percent of Philadelphia’s workforce employed in outdoor occupations–roughly 136,000 outdoor workers–will find that it is too hot to work, and could face the choice of losing pay, losing their job, or worse, experiencing a harmful or even deadly heat-related illness. These jobs range from protecting the public, maintaining buildings, harvesting our food, constructing buildings and directing traffic, among many more.

Source: Opinion | Extreme Heat Is Coming: What Policies Are in Place to Protect Workers? | Shana Udvardy