FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ashley Gordon-Becker, Business & Industry Liaison
NATIONAL EMPHASIS PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
Protecting Workers from Indoor and Outdoor Heat Hazards
HARRISONBURG, VA (May 6, 2022) – Last month, Secretary Marty Walsh, joined Vice President Kamala
Harris to announce the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration
first National Emphasis Program
, to protect workers from indoor and outdoor heat illness and
Telamon Corporation provides this complimentary training to farmworkers to ensure they are safe and
protected from indoor and outdoor heat hazards. The training is required by OHSA under this new
program. During the week of May 15-21, 2022, the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs
will feature their public awareness campaign, National Farmworker Women’s Health Week
. The campaign
is aimed at increasing public consciousness and understanding of the health risks that farmworker
women face, and as an extension, their families, from working in the fields. Telamon Corporation
plans to provide a variety of trainings throughout the week to show support for this campaign.
OSHA’s national news release stated, Heat illness affects thousands of indoor and outdoor workers
each year and can tragically lead to death. Reducing workplace heat-related illnesses and injuries
is a top priority for the Department of Labor, and this National Emphasis Program is a way to
immediately improve enforcement and compliance efforts, while continuing long-term work to
establish a heat illness prevention rule.
“Tragically, the three-year average of workplace deaths caused by heat has doubled since the early
1990s. These extreme heat hazards aren’t limited to outdoor occupations, the seasons or geography.
From farm workers in California to construction workers in Texas and warehouse workers in
Pennsylvania, heat illness – exacerbated by our climate’s rising temperatures – presents a growing
hazard for millions of workers,” said Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh.
To learn more about Telamon’s complimentary, required training to protect workers, please reach out
to Kevin Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Telamon Corporation
Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Telamon Corporation is a non-profit organization with locations in
eleven states. Telamon provides educational services through early childhood and family support
programs, workforce and career services, housing and financial empowerment and a variety of other
services to more than 20,000 individuals a year. Founded in 1965, Telamon’s mission is to provide
educational services that lead to better jobs, better lives, and better communities.
Telamon Corporation offers a variety of Housing & Financial Empowerment workshops and customized
services that aim to help build financial security. We specialize in financial management and
budget counseling, credit education, pre-purchase homebuyer programs, rental education and
counseling, foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation services and personal financial coaching.
Learn more at Telamon.org.