Archive for the ‘Heat Illness’ Category

High-Heat Inspections Begin as California Temperatures Rise

Summer arrived in California this week as temperatures soared throughout most of the state. While this blistering heat affects everyone, it can be deadly to California’s outdoor workers in industries such as agricultural or construction. In response to triple-digit forecasts, Cal/OSHA will conduct high-heat inspections at outdoor worksites to ensure compliance with California’s heat illness […]

7 Jun 19 - Heat Illness - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

Remember: Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

As temperatures start to rise across the state, Cal/OSHA reminds employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness. Heat illness is a serious hazard for people who work outdoors. Heat illness occurs when the body’s temperature control system cannot maintain an acceptable temperature. Usually, the body cools itself by sweating. However, when high temperatures and […]

24 Apr 19 - Heat Illness - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

Heat Illness Prevention in Indoor Workplaces

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is in the process of developing regulations to prevent heat illness in indoor workplaces. A California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition has submitted written comments and oral testimony at each step of the process encouraging Cal/OSHA to establish rational policies that are not unnecessarily burdensome on employers […]

20 Feb 19 - Heat Illness - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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 »