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State of Florida

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Prohibiting local governments from protecting outdoor workers from heat

The heating of our planet is taking its toll on outdoor workers around the world. Already today, farm workers in some regions of the U.S. are forced to working nighttime to avoid the heat – which makes their already hard labor even more difficult and dangerous. In a bizarre move, the state of Florida in the U.S. has now decided to make it HARDER for these workers to find shade and access to water in the heat. As reported by Inside Climate News, the new bill prohibits local governments from establishing heat protections for outdoor workers. It comes after commissioners in Miami-Dade County considered a proposal last year that would have compelled construction and agriculture companies to provide water and rest breaks when the heat index there rises to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celcius) or higher. This is another scary example of how politicians duck reality instead of implementing measures to help people and communities cope with the rising heat. But, of course, sitting in their air condition offices, politicians like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his allies probably find it hard to grasp what this thing called global warming is all about. Probably just another hallucination of the woke leftists.
Farmworkers have long been vulnerable to the effects of extreme heat in the workplace. Photo: Lanc
Farmworkers have long been vulnerable to the effects of extreme heat in the workplace. Photo: Lanc

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  • mary Mwihaki

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    This is very sad these heat waves are very depressing government should have the ability to safe guard wokers from heat.

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    • Sarah Chabane

      1 w

      That sound very stupid

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      • winnie nguru

        1 w

        This is so sad. All agencies involved should do the right thing in this case

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        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

          2 w

          So sad that workers have to go through such depressing situations!They have the right to conducive working environment.State of Florida has to go back on prohibition of local government from protecting outdoor workers from heat !

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          • George Kariuki

            2 w

            This is outrageous! Florida taking away protections for outdoor workers in this heat is appalling.

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                2 w

                So inhuman, the well being of the workers is more worthy than any amount of money and their safety should be put first

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                • Kevin

                  2 w

                  Heat waves are a major concern across the world and as such workers need to be protected against their adverse effects

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                  • Gorffly mokua

                    2 w

                    All governments and employers MUST prioritize worker safety! This is being ruthless and unjust!!..

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                    • Jane Wangui

                      2 w

                      This is inhuman...we all should care for our fellow human being and not harm them in many ways knowingly.

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                      • Gorffly mokua

                        2 w

                        @jane_wangui Some people are wicked, what they only care about is profit margins!!!

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                      • Esther Wanjiku

                        2 w

                        These heat waves are very depressing and it is only fair if workers plight were addressed

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                        • Rashid Kamau

                          2 w

                          @esther_wanjiku_785 State of Florida has to counter this dispiriting act to its citizens.

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                        • Princess

                          2 w

                          Local governments should have the ability to safeguard outdoor workers from heat. It's vital for their safety and welfare.

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                          • Varsa Mahananda

                            2 w

                            Ostrich mentality! Completely thoughtless and heartless! When will the government wake up to reality!

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                            • Gorffly mokua

                              2 w

                              @varsa_mahananda_156 The government is now eating its own people!!

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                            • Munene Mugambi

                              2 w

                              This is depressing, no one should have to make such sacrifices to put food on the table and all the while, the state government works even harder to punish these vulnerable people. With heat waves strong as this, we need to protect our working class.

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                              • Gorffly mokua

                                2 w

                                @munene_mugambi It is only because they have no option, they need food at their tables at the end of the day....

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