Who does it apply to:
This section applies to all outdoor places of employment.
Additionally, Employers whose employees work in indoor environments where radiant heat sources and / or lack of sufficient ventilation may create excessive heat build up, need to address heat illness concerns via CCR Title 8 Section 3203.
Major Regulatory Requirements
- Evaluation of specific job task / activity heat exposures
- Develop written policies and procedures, include
- Specific Procedures per each outside activity, duration, and workload
- Specific procedures for shade and water provisioning, employee rest / recovery periods
- Shade Equipment and water provision device selection / acquisition
- High Heat Procedures when over 95
- Emergency Response Procedures
- Supervisor Training & Initial Employee Training
Training to include, at a minimum:
- Environmental and personal risk factors
- Employer’s heat illness prevention plan and procedures
- The need to drink water frequently throughout the day
- Importance of acclimatization—allowing the body to adjust gradually to work in high heat
- Types of heat illness and the signs and symptoms
- Necessity of immediately reporting to an employer any signs or symptoms
- Employer’s procedures for responding to symptoms
- Employer’s procedures for contacting emergency medical services, including alternative modes of transportation
- Employer’s procedures for emergency communications, including emergency response procedures such as location, local medical services, and communication alternatives
- Effective Employee re-training as required
- Effective Supervisor re-training as required
- Continual review of field operation compliance with shade and water provisioning.
This class is available for in-person training or online training.