Advanced Hackery

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Matt Wuerker)

In other news, the U.S. is reopening air travel access to international passengers who are fully vaccinated beginning in November. This seems reasonable considering that it's Americans who are the bigger threat.

Meanwhile, a group of 900 state lawmakers have signed a letter to the Supreme Court urging them to uphold Roe v Wade and the constitutional right to an abortion.

Finally, the Biden administration is planning to publish the first ever safety regulations for workers exposed to heat waves.

The White House said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will publish an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, the first step in the process for designing federal regulations, in the Federal Register next month.

Extreme heat kills more Americans than any other climate-related hazard, yet the federal government currently does not have a federal worker safety rule despite decades of pushing from activists, workers’ rights groups and public health officials, a POLITICO and E&E News investigation found. The government also likely undercounts the number of workplace deaths and injuries that result from heat stress each year.

I understand why such safety measures were not a high priority in the past before we boiled the earth, but they absolutely should be now.