Ramp Up Heat Illness Training Now!

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Cal/OSHA has made significant revisions to the state’s heat illness standard, which took effect May 1, just in time for the 2015 summer. The changes mean that if you have outdoor workers, you will need to revise your own heat illness program and train your workers and supervisors. The revisions mainly affect requirements concerning the provision of water and shade. They also tighten up high-heat provisions and add new language on emergency response procedures, acclimation and training. Specifically, the new regulations are: • Water must be “fresh, pure, suitably cool” and located as close as practicable to where employees are…
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