Archive for the ‘Heat Illness’ Category

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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 »

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 »