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Over 46 million people are currently under active extreme heat advisories, watches, and warnings, according to the National Weather Service. With most of the country feeling the effects of the heat, BUILDER asked home builder associations in some of the hottest metros how their members are keeping safe during record temperatures.

In Arizona, the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) announced a state emphasis program to combat heat illness and injury in the workplace. The Home Builders Association of Central Arizona has seen an uptick in requests for more heat safety materials and recommends the well-known rules of water, rest, and shade, which the ADOSH program is pressing.

“In the middle of a devastating heat wave, Arizona’s workers need relief,” says Gov. Katie Hobbs. “I’m proud to take action to protect Arizonans from the heat and help keep our workplaces safe. This commonsense emphasis plan is a critical step in building an Arizona for everyone, where working people can go to their jobs every day knowing we have a plan to keep them safe.”

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