For two years, there have been a series of temporary outdoor worker rules in place in WA state from Labor and Industries. Now, as of Monday, they became permanent.
New rules do not apply to first responders or firefighters
Because of the nature of the emergencies faced by these workers, the logistics of providing the items required are at times impossible, so fire crews and first responders are
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, recently released its U.S. Winter Outlook. Beginning in December and running through February 2023, NOAA predicts drier-than-average conditions in the South with wetter-than-average conditions in the Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, northern Rockies, and the Pacific Northwest.