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Public Comment Requested: OSHA Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Rule
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Public Comment Requested: OSHA Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Rule

The public comment period closes on December 27th, 2021.

On October 27th, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings. OSHA is interested in obtaining information about hazardous heat in the workplace, interventions and controls used to prevent heat illness, and diverse perspectives and expertise on topics including heat stress thresholds, heat acclimatization planning, and exposure monitoring. Recommendations should account for indoor and outdoor work environments and businesses of all different sizes.

OSHA is encouraging members of the public, especially affected workers and stakeholders, to review and submit feedback during the 60-day comment period. The public comment period closes on December 27th, 2021. Please share this notice with any interested stakeholders.

Stakeholders can learn more about how to participate here and can read the ANPRM and submit a comment here or here.

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NOAA and Partners to Release Urban Heat Island Mapping Results 12/14/2021 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

NOAA and Partners to Release Urban Heat Island Mapping Results

Register today for the December 14th Mapping Results Webinar

The 2021 Urban Heat Island (UHI) mapping campaigns occured in eleven states across the US this summer, and cities are already planning ways that they can use their reports to inform decision makers and implement cooling solutions. To reflect on the 4th year of UHI mapping, NOAA's National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and CAPA Strategies will host a 90 minute webinar on December 14th at 2:30PM EST. The webinar will include an overview of the 2021 campaign cities, presentations from four of the campaigns, and a discussion and Q&A between the campaigns. Register for the webinar here. 

Public Comment Requested: OSHA Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Rule 9 November 2021

Public Comment Requested: OSHA Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Rule

The public comment period closes on December 27th, 2021.

OSHA is interested in obtaining information about hazardous heat in the workplace, interventions and controls used to prevent heat illness, and diverse perspectives and expertise on topics including heat stress thresholds, heat acclimatization planning, and exposure monitoring. Recommendations should account for indoor and outdoor work environments and businesses of all different sizes.

2022 NIHHIS-CAPA Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign Application Now Open 28 October 2021

2022 NIHHIS-CAPA Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign Application Now Open

Apply by January 14th to be part of the next cohort of cities to map their urban heat islands.

Applications are now open for the 2022 Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign by the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and CAPA Strategies. NOAA will provide funding to CAPA Strategies to support campaigns in approximately 8-10 communities in 2022. Learn more about the campaigns and how to apply. 

Open Survey to Influence NASA Satellite Mission 6 October 2021

Open Survey to Influence NASA Satellite Mission

Urban Heat observations are planned

NASA JPL, in coordination with RTI International, is undertaking a study to inform the applications, information access, and product development of a next generation, global mission, called Surface Biology and Geology (SBG). SBG is envisioned to capture data in the VSWIR (hyperspectral) and TIR (multispectral, 5 bands 8-12um, 1 band in Mid IR).

If you are passionate about addressing the threat of urban heat, then NASA wants to hear from you how SBG can support your work! Participation in the study has been extended to October 22nd.

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NOAA and Partners to Release Urban Heat Island Mapping Results

The 2021 Urban Heat Island (UHI) mapping campaigns occured in eleven states across the US this summer, and cities are already planning ways that they can use their reports to inform decision makers and implement cooling solutions. To reflect on the 4th year of UHI mapping, NOAA's National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and CAPA Strategies will host a 90 minute webinar on December 14th at 2:30PM EST. The webinar will include an overview of the 2021 campaign cities, presentations from four of the campaigns, and a discussion and Q&A between the campaigns. Register for the webinar here. 

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