Tag: heat stress

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Reminder from Cal/OSHA: It’s Hot Out There, So Keep Workers Safe

California employers must protect their employees who work outdoors from heat stress under the state’s heat illness prevention regulations, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) warned June 5. Cal/OSHA reminded employers of their obligations under state regulations as the National Weather Service (NWS) issued heat advisories for triple-digit temperatures in Fresno, Kern, Kings […]

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Cal/OSHA Indoor Heat Proposal Pushes Forward

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has revised its draft indoor heat illness prevention standard to address stakeholders’ concerns. Employers would have to maintain the indoor temperature and heat index below 87 degrees Fahrenheit when workers are present under the standard.

Steps for Heat-Related Illness Prevention Among Workers

Summer is nearly upon us! If last year, the fourth hottest on record, is any indication of the temperatures to come, preparing for hot conditions is advisable. Heat is a condition that affects all work spaces, whether indoors or out. In addition to the climate, heat can be generated by machinery that increases the average […]

Heat Stress: Take Proactive Protection Measures

It’s officially summer, and with that comes the potential for heat stress. Although OSHA does not have a formal regulation that addresses heat stress, the agency has been conducting an outreach campaign for the past several years aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of hot working conditions and encouraging employers to implement preventive measures […]

OSHA Tips for Heat Exposure

By John E. Hall With much of the country in line for more high temperatures as summer winds down, employers should be mindful of employees’ exposure to heat hazards on the job. Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has no heat standard, the agency has become increasingly willing to cite employers for employees’ […]

Are Your Employees Ready for the Heat?

Your summer checklist might include signing the kids up for swimming lessons and making reservations for a beach getaway. But if your employees work outside, preparations should also include readying them for exposure to the heat. Get important reminders here.