First High Heat Advisory of 2014

May 2 2014 - Health and Safety, Heat Illness - Brad Sterling

Employers with outdoor workers are reminded to comply with California’s stringent heat illness standard. High temperatures this week throughout California led Cal/OSHA to issue its first high heat advisory of 2014.

“Early in the season, especially as the temperatures spike, all workers, regardless of fitness, should be given the opportunity to acclimatize to handle heat stress and prevent serious injuries from heat illness,” said acting Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum.

California employers must take basic steps to protect their workers from heat illness, and special high heat procedures also kick into gear when temperatures reach 95 degrees.

Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment Law Counsel/Content

Get more information from HRCalifornia’s HR Library section on Heat Illness. In addition, learn about a new law which states that employers who require employees to work during cool down recovery periods may face premium pay obligations.

Not a CalChamber member? Learn more about what HRCalifornia can do for you.

Cal/OSHA also provides information on heat illness prevention, including training for employers.

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