At the moment, it’s not clear what kind of impact the legislation would have for contractors.
“We would have to consult with our members to see what, if any, impact this [legislation] would have,” said Kevin Cannon, senior director of safety and health service with Associated General Contractors of America. “What employers should do about hazards related to heat is follow what OSHA’s been incorporating as part of their heat illness prevention campaign since 2011. There’s three components: water, rest, shade. That’s already built in, we encourage our members to follow it.”