Archive for the ‘Heat Illness’ Category

It’s Hot, Hot, Hot! Cal/OSHA Stresses Heat Illness Prevention as Central Valley Swelters

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) reminds employers to observe outdoor employees for signs and symptoms of heat illness. The National Weather Service is forecasting dangerous heat in much of the Central Valley for the rest of this week. Heat illness occurs when the body’s temperature control system cannot maintain an acceptable temperature. […]

1 Aug 17 - Heat Illness - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber-Led Coalition: Revised Indoor Heat Illness Draft Too Burdensome for Businesses

A coalition of employer groups led by the California Chamber of Commerce continues to argue that a Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat illness rule needs changes to avoid unnecessary burdens on business while protecting employees as intended. In a July 7 letter to state regulators, the coalition explains that the latest discussion draft of the indoor heat […]

13 Jul 17 - Heat Illness - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

High Temperatures Bring Heat Illness Warnings for Outdoor Workers

If you checked your weather app lately (or walked outside), you may have noticed the scorching temperatures this week. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) warns California employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness. Outdoor workplaces include agriculture, construction, road work, landscaping, storage yards and other operations. Employers should: Train workers […]

19 Jun 17 - Heat Illness - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

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Indoor Heat Illness: Coalition Criticizes Draft Rule as Too Complex, Burdensome

A coalition of employer groups led by the California Chamber of Commerce recently detailed its objections to a draft regulation to prevent heat illness in indoor workplaces. Coalition members represent employers large and small across many diverse industries. Many members were involved with the development and implementation of the outdoor heat illness regulation, and have significant […]

12 Apr 17 - Heat Illness - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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 […]

7 Oct 16 - Heat Illness - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »