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
III. Emergency Response Procedures
Cal/OSHA investigations (Study 2) showed that in 2006, 88% of workplaces where heat illness occurred did not have adequate Emergency Response procedures set up in advance.
Cal/OSHA investigations (Study 1) showed that in 2005, 64% of the workplaces where heat illness occurred did not have any Emergency Response Procedures set up in advance to respond to a heat illness emergency.
Providing Emergency Response
All employees and supervisors must be thoroughly trained on how to respond in the case of a heat illness emergency. In order for your Emergency Response Procedures to be effective they need to be set up in advance of your employees working in warm or hot conditions and: