Archive for the ‘Heat Illness’ Category

New Heat Illness Regulations Effective May 1

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 significant provisions: Access to shade must be provided when […]

7 Apr 15 - Heat Illness, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Changes to Heat Illness Standard on the Move

Despite opposition, California’s Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB) approved revisions to California’s unique heat illness regulations. The OSHSB sent the revised regulations to the Office of Administrative Law for final approval. The OSHSB asked for an accelerated effective date of May 1, 2015, rather than the July 1 operative date that would happen […]

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

CalChamber, Coalition Continue to Oppose, Call for More Clarity of Heat Illness Regulation Revisions

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of businesses have submitted comments to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health on proposed regulatory changes to California’s unique heat illness prevention regulations. The group, known as the Heat Illness Prevention Coalition, is concerned that the proposed changes are unnecessary, overly burdensome, and disruptive to employers […]

8 Jan 15 - Heat Illness - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber, Coalition Opposed to Proposed Heat Illness Regulations

Representatives from the California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of businesses are in San Diego today voicing their concerns to the Division of Occupational Safety & Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board on proposed regulatory changes to California’s unique heat illness prevention regulations. The group, known as the Heat Illness Prevention Coalition and comprised of almost […]

25 Sep 14 - Heat Illness - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Heat Illness Coalition Wants Employer Comments​​​​ ​​

​A growing coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce continues to seek employer comments on how proposed changes to the state’s unique heat illness prevention rules will affect employers of outdoor workers. ​The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) opened the rulemaking process on the proposed changes to the heat illness prevention regulation. […]

20 Aug 14 - Health and Safety, Heat Illness, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »