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Wed Aug 25, 2021, 01:18 PM

Texas Republicans Move to Ban Mandatory Water Breaks For Workers

In further proof that Texas Republicans hate Texans, GOP moves to ban mandatory water breaks for workers.

https://livingbluetx.com/2021/08/gop-no-water/

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Reply Texas Republicans Move to Ban Mandatory Water Breaks For Workers (Original post)
Shell_Seas Aug 2021 OP
PortTack Aug 2021 #1
Shell_Seas Aug 2021 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2021 #2
RKP5637 Aug 2021 #3
Xipe Totec Aug 2021 #5
SergeStorms Aug 2021 #6
Jim__ Aug 2021 #7
SergeStorms Aug 2021 #8

Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 01:19 PM

1. Sooo ....just drop over dead in the heat for all we care!

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Response to PortTack (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 01:35 PM

4. They don't care. GOP is awful.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 01:33 PM

2. Water. Rest. Shade. Keeping Workers Safe in the Heat

OSHA says "should," not "shall."

Water. Rest. Shade. Keeping Workers Safe in the Heat

OSHA's Campaign

OSHA's Heat Illness Prevention campaign, launched in 2011, educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in the heat. Through training sessions, outreach events, informational sessions, publications, social media messaging and media appearances, millions of workers and employers have learned how to protect workers from heat. Our safety message comes down to three key words: Water. Rest. Shade.

Dangers of Working in the Heat

Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. There are a range of heat illnesses and they can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition.

Employer Responsibility to Protect Workers

Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards. This includes protecting workers from extreme heat. An employer with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a complete heat illness prevention program.

-- Provide workers with water, rest and shade.
-- Allow new or returning workers to gradually increase workloads and take more frequent breaks as they acclimatize, or build a tolerance for working in the heat.
-- Plan for emergencies and train workers on prevention.
-- Monitor workers for signs of illness.

Resources

OSHA's Occupational Exposure to Heat page explains what employers can do to keep workers safe and what workers need to know - including factors for heat illness, adapting to working in indoor and outdoor heat, protecting workers, recognizing symptoms, and first aid training. The page also includes resources for specific industries and OSHA workplace standards. Also look for heat illness educational and training materials on our Publications page.

Heat Illness Infographics (English and Spanish versions)

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 01:34 PM

3. GOP is certainly comprised of a lot of sociopaths and authoritarians. n/t

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 01:39 PM

5. They will come to regret it; dehydration will now be classified as a work related injury. nt

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 01:47 PM

6. The GQP is number one....

in finding new and exciting ways to kill people. Do they have some sort of monthly quota they have to fill?

Republicans are the reincarnation of Hitler's SS. It seems their primary function is to kill people, but with the GQP they do it as inefficiently as possible. Whether it's using COVID, or now dehydration - while voting, or while working - they're hell bent on being as sadistic as possible to other Americans.

I believe their goal is to kill as many low income left-leaning Americans as possible, without sacrificing too many of their own low income (certainly low intelligence) people in the process.

I can't think of any other reason to be this mean and nasty, and showing depraved indifference toward human life.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 01:49 PM

7. "Texas Republicans want to strip workers of their right to drink water every four hours."

Every 4 hours? It's not like it's going to seriously interfere with their productivity. Actually, a cool drink of water when you're hot and thirsty probably improves your productivity.

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 01:53 PM

8. Republicans must be careful....

not to display any trace of human kindness, empathy, or sympathy at all times, per MF45.

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