Employment health and safety standards; heat illness prevention. (HB805)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employment health and safety standards; heat illness prevention. Requires the Safety and Health Codes Board to adopt regulations establishing reasonable standards designed to protect employees from heat illness. The measure directs the standards to apply to all indoor and outdoor places of employment and require employers to provide water, shade or a climate-controlled environment, rest periods of 15 to 45 minutes per hour, training, and emergency response procedures. The standards are also directed to require employers in certain industries to implement high-heat procedures when the temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer. The measure requires employers to pay employees one additional hour of pay at his regular compensation for each workday that it fails to provide the employee with a required rest period. The measure authorizes a person to bring a court action based on a violation in which he may seek to obtain injunctive relief; to recover damages of $500 or actual monetary loss, whichever is greater; or both. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104780D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
01/30/2020Continued to 2021 in Labor and Commerce
12/04/2020Left in Labor and Commerce

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