Posts Tagged ‘high-heat procedures’

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 »

It’s Hot, Hot, Hot! Cal/OSHA Stresses Heat Illness Prevention as Central Valley Swelters

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) reminds employers to observe outdoor employees for signs and symptoms of heat illness. The National Weather Service is forecasting dangerous heat in much of the Central Valley for the rest of this week. Heat illness occurs when the body’s temperature control system cannot maintain an acceptable temperature. […]

1 Aug 17 - Heat Illness - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - 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 »