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As Temperatures Climb, A New Push To Keep Workers Safe

Jul 16, 2019
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By Anna Maria Barry-Jester / Kaiser Health News

Last month, on a day that was sweltering even by Phoenix standards, Filiberto Lares knew he wasn’t well. An airline caterer, he said he had spent hours moving between the scalding tarmac and a truck with no air conditioning. Lares, 51, was dehydrated and fell ill with a fever that would keep him out of work for four unpaid days. It wasn’t the first time this had happened.