Posts Tagged ‘indoor heat’

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Cal/OSHA Wins Decision Protecting Workers from Indoor Heat Hazard

Many employers are aware that Cal/OSHA regulates heat illness in outdoor places of employment.  Recently, however, the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board ruled in favor of Cal/OSHA in citations against two employers because their Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP) failed to effectively address the hazard of indoor heat. All California employers are required to have an […]

9 Nov 15 - Injury and Illness Prevention, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »