‘We’re not animals, we’re human beings’: US farm workers labor in deadly heat with few protections

Advocates want Osha to issue federal heat standards, requiring water, shade and rest breaks

The climate crisis is endangering farm workers around the US who work outside in excessive heat throughout the year without any federal protections from heat exposure in the workplace.

“It’s really challenging to work in the heat, but the reality is we have to, we don’t really have a choice, we have to keep working even when it’s incredibly hot,” said Tere Cruz, a farm worker for 15 years in Immokalee, Florida. “The first thing in the morning, you don’t feel it as much but then after 11am your body really starts to feel the heat. You feel like all the energy has been sucked out of you and it’s really hard to keep going.’’

Continue reading…

Breaking news from the Times of India

Yediyurappa: BJP’s seasoned oarsman relents, but too early for political obituary

Breaking news from New York Times

Atrial Fibrillation, A Common Heart Problem That’s Easy to Miss

Breaking news from the Telegraph

Women’s Taekwondo final at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: live updates as Lauren Williams goes for gold

Breaking news from the Washington Post

Senior U.S. official visits China, in small thaw of relations with Beijing

Breaking news from the Times of India

Yediyurappa: BJP’s seasoned oarsman relents, but too early for political obituary

Breaking news from New York Times

Atrial Fibrillation, A Common Heart Problem That’s Easy to Miss

Breaking news from the Telegraph

Women’s Taekwondo final at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: live updates as Lauren Williams goes for gold

Breaking news from the Washington Post

Senior U.S. official visits China, in small thaw of relations with Beijing

Breaking news from the Guardian

Covid: Quarantine for Britons vaccinated abroad to be dropped

Breaking news from South China Morning Post

Hong Kong Baptist University makes national security education compulsory and a graduation requirement

Breaking news from the Times of India

Who will replace BSY? Probable CM faces in Karnataka