Archive for the ‘Heat Illness’ Category

April 24 Heat Illness Prevention Network Conference Call

Take advantage of an upcoming conference call to review best practices for preventing heat illness at outdoor worksites. Everyone is welcome to join the call – no Heat Illness Prevention Network (HIP Network) membership required. WHO: Andre Schoorl, Acting Director, Department of Industrial Relations, and Juliann Sum, Chief, Cal/OSHA WHAT: Conference call with Q&A to […]

19 Apr 18 - Heat Illness - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Plan Ahead to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

Even though a glance out the window may show stormy skies, next week the weather may be sunny and beautiful with increasing temperatures. Cal/OSHA reminds employers to take time now and plan ahead for warmer weather to protect outdoor workers from heat-related illness and death. “It is never too early for employers with outdoor workers […]

16 Apr 18 - Heat Illness - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

Indoor Heat Illness Rules: Latest Draft Still Too Complex, Burdensome

While the latest version of the Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat illness rule is improved over prior versions, a coalition of California Chamber of Commerce-led employer groups continues to assert that the rule remains complex and overly burdensome, without increasing employee protections. The coalition members take the safety and health of their employees very seriously. […]

12 Mar 18 - Heat Illness - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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 »