Watch live: Biden delivers remarks on proposal to offer heat protections for workers

President Biden is slated to give remarks Tuesday after the administration proposed the nation’s first-ever standards aimed at protecting workers from extreme heat, as tens of millions of Americans remain under heat advisories across the nation.

If finalized, the proposal would mandate that employers provide rest breaks and access to shade and water for workers who face extreme heat risks. They would also be required to identify heat hazards and develop heat illness and emergency response plans. 

The event is scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. EDT.

Watch the live video above.

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