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May 6, 2008

L&I extends written-comment period on proposed rule to protect workers in hot weather

TUMWATER — The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has extended the period in which written comments may be submitted on a proposed workplace rule to protect workers from heat-related illness when working outdoors in hot weather.

The comment period has been extended to 5 p.m. Friday, May 9.

L&I extended the deadline because of an increase in the number of comments received over the past two weeks.

Written comments may be sent by mail to Jamie Scibelli, L&I Division of Occupational Safety and Health, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620; by e-mail to SCIJ235@Lni.wa.gov; or faxed to 360-902-5619. All comments must be received
by 5 p.m. May 9.

Complete information on the proposed rule is available at www.Lni.wa.gov/Safety/Topics/AtoZ/HeatStress/.

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For media information: Elaine Fischer, L&I, at 360-902-5413 or visit the L&I News and Media Center at www.Lni.wa.gov/News.

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