Posts Tagged ‘heat illness’

Be Prepared for Excessive Heat Across California

It’s hot outside — really hot. The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings for many parts of California, including San Diego, Stanislaus and Kern counties. While the scorching heat affects everyone, it can be deadly for outdoor workers. Cal/OSHA urges employers to ensure they are implementing their emergency response procedures at outdoor workplaces […]

16 Aug 19 - Workplace Safety - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

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 »

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 »

First High Heat Advisory of 2014

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 […]

2 May 14 - Health and Safety, Heat Illness - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »