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The Dotted Line: How contracts can protect workers from heat, smoke

July 25, 2023

Construction is a dangerous job in the best of conditions. But this summer, jobsite hazards have been compounded by extreme heat and choking wildfire smoke over much of the country.

By late July, El Paso, Texas, had endured 33 straight days of triple digit temperatures, according to the New York Times, while wildfire smoke from conflagrations in Canada clogged skies as far south as the Florida panhandle.

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