The Biden administration aims to establish federal heat standards for worker protection due to increasing summer temperatures. Currently, there are no nationwide guidelines, and workers in outdoor professions lack consistent safeguards against extreme heat. Industries have opposed such regulations, citing challenges in implementation. Some states have adopted their own rules based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) programs. Hospitals have seen a rise in heat-related illnesses in certain states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is preparing cities for more frequent extreme heat events in the future.