FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR #2008-34
June 12, 2008

CONTACT:
Kate McGuire
Dean Fryer
(415) 703-5050
Internet: www.dir.ca.gov


Cal/OSHA  and State Compenstion Insurance Fund co-host Heat Illness Prevention Workshop for Employers

WHO

Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Cal/OSHA Consultation
State Compensation Insurance Fund

WHAT

Heat Illness Prevention Workshop for Employers to be held in Fresno

WHEN

Friday, June 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

WHERE

SCIF Fresno District Office
10 River Park Place East
Fresno, CA

WHY

Cal/OSHA staff will provide employers with up to date information on heat illness prevention for outdoor workers.

Employers will learn about their responsibilities under California law (Labor Code §3395, Heat Illness Prevention) regarding heat illness regulations passed in 2005 by the Governor to prevent employee injuries and deaths from heat illness exposure working outdoors.

Other topics covered will include:

  • Developing an effective outdoor heat illness prevention plan—especially for those who are not proficient in the English language;
  • Training employers on outdoor heat illness prevention;
  • Educating employees on adjusting to working in the outdoor heat;
  • Recognizing heat illness symptoms;
  • Providing accessible and clean drinking water for employees and
  • Having proper shade and cooling stations for employees.

There is no cost. All California employers are encouraged to attend.

 

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