Preventing and Responding to Heat Illness
- What is Required from T8 CCR 3395?
- "Best Practises" - Your Written Program
- I. Effective Work Practices
- II. Real Time Communication
- III. Emergency Response Procedures
- IV. Training
I. Effective Work Practices
7. Appropriate Work Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment
Appropriate Work Clothing
Employees should be required to wear appropriate work clothing which protects against the sun and other environmental risk factors. The appropriate types of work clothing depend on the environmental risk factors present at a specific work location on a given day.
In general, appropriate work clothing for employees working at locations where they are at risk of heat illness include:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
It is important for employees wearing PPE, which covers the upper or lower body or face, not to work alone in warm or hot conditions. When employees wear this type of PPE in these conditions it may require you to take additional steps to prevent heat illness including (but not limited to):
Employees applying pesticides and wearing PPE must follow all applicable regulations including, but not limited to T3 CCR 6724 (b)(9) < 6738 (g).