Archive for the ‘Heat Illness’ Category

Rising Temperatures: Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat Illness

Cal/OSHA reminds employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness as temperatures reach triple digits in parts of California. Workers should be encouraged to take preventative cool-down breaks in the shade. “During heat waves, employers must closely observe their employees for signs and symptoms of heat illness,” said Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum, in a […]

25 Jun 18 - Heat Illness - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

Indoor Heat Illness Rule: CalChamber-Led Coalition Proposes Additional Clarity

A California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition has submitted a fourth set of comments on a fourth draft of the Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat illness rule. While the coalition appreciates the revisions incorporated into the newest draft, the coalition proposes further revisions to provide clarity and to lead to better compliance and employee safety and […]

21 Jun 18 - Heat Illness - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Is It Hot in Here?

The temperature outside is rising and so are tempers inside. Fifteen percent of workers have argued with their co-workers about office temperatures, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. In addition, nearly one in five workers (19 percent) have secretly changed the office temperature during the summer — 13 percent to make it cooler and six percent […]

15 Jun 18 - Heat Illness - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

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 »