Archive for the ‘Heat Illness’ Category

Governor Signs Bill Directing Development of Indoor Heat Illness Standard

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed a bill directing Cal/OSHA to adopt a regulation to prevent heat illness for indoor workers. SB 1167 (Mendoza; D-Artesia) directs Cal/OSHA to adopt a standard to protect the health and safety of indoor workers from heat-related illness and injury, while further implicitly mandating a high heat provision. Cal/OSHA will begin the […]

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CalChamber Encourages Governor to Veto Duplicative Heat Illness Bill

The Legislature has sent to the Governor a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that unnecessarily duplicates current requirements by directing Cal/OSHA to adopt a regulation for indoor workers to prevent heat illness. SB 1167 (Mendoza; D-Artesia) directs Cal/OSHA to adopt an overly broad one-size-fits-all standard to protect the health and safety of indoor workers from heat-related illness and […]

8 Sep 16 - Heat Illness - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Employment Related Job-Killer Bill to Governor

As the 2016 legislative session came to a close late Wednesday, 19 of 24 identified job killer bills had been effectively stopped through efforts of the California Chamber of Commerce, local chambers and the business community. While many job killer bills were stopped, one employment-related job killer already was signed and another is on the […]

2 Sep 16 - Compensation, Heat Illness, Minimum Wage, Overtime, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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Cal/OSHA Issues Statewide High Heat Advisory as Temperatures Rise

Extreme high temperatures are expected to hit California this week, and employers with outdoor workers are reminded to comply with California’s stringent heat illness standard. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, issued a high heat advisory urging employers to protect their outdoor workers. The National Weather Service has issued excessive […]

1 Jun 16 - Heat Illness - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Reminder: New Heat Illness Amendments Effective Today

New heat illness regulations are effective May 1, 2015. The Office of Administrative Law approved changes to California’s heat illness prevention regulations and granted the Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board’s request for an accelerated effective date of May 1, in time for this year’s growing season and warmer summer weather. The changes include several […]

1 May 15 - Health and Safety, Heat Illness, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »