Beat The Heat


On July 2nd, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a proposed rule to protect millions of workers from the significant health risks of extreme heat. If finalized, the proposed rule would help protect approximately 36 million workers in indoor and outdoor work settings and substantially reduce heat injuries, illnesses and deaths in the workplace.  


The most impactful way to show your support is by submitting a comment below. The DOL is looking to learn more about what it’s like to endure a shift in a hot restaurant kitchen or working a double out on the patio on a hot summer day. Your personal experience working in the restaurant industry is the most important information to convey. 


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About the Training

Funded by OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training Grant, our Restaurant Workers Protection Training Initiative helps workers and employers recognize the signs of heat exhaustion, avoid workplace hazards due to high temperatures, understand workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities to stay safe from heat stress. If left unaddressed, heat-related illnesses can lead to hospitalization, long-term health consequences, and even fatalities.

Click on the button to learn about all of the details of the training and how you can register your restaurant today.

Pictured above: kitchen staff at one of our High Road partners, Kings Co Imperial, in New York City, participating in the heat illness training.


How hot is too hot? You tell us!

Last summer was the hottest on record; but you don’t have to be outside to overheat. Restaurant workers suffer through the hottest of the hot on the line, on the unshaded patio and in un-air conditioned dining rooms. We’ve worked in dangerous conditions for too long. We need a national heat standard now!

This is a unique opportunity to have a direct line to the rule makers, the policy writers and the enforcers. Submit a comment and we will send it over to OSHA to help them craft the most effective, comprehensive and inclusive indoor heat protections. Thank you for helping us advocate for restaurant workers!