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Heat Illness Prevention

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California employers are required
to take these four steps
to prevent heat illness

  1. Training
    Train all employees and supervisors
    about heat illness prevention.
  2. Water
    Provide enough fresh water so that each employee can drink at least 1 quart per hour, and encourage them to do so.
  3. Shade
    Provide access to shade and encourage employees to take a cool-down rest in the shade for at least 5 minutes. They should not wait until they feel sick to cool down.
  4. Planning
    Develop and implement written procedures for complying with the Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Standard.

Heat Illness Prevention Training

Water.Rest.Shade. The work can't get done without them.

Training is available for all employers with outdoor worksites:

March 2015        
City Date Sessions Location Class Registration
Fresno Wednesday
March 18
Available in
Spanish and English
CCGGA/WAPA
1785 N. Fine Avenue
see calendar with more detail
Bakersfield Thursday
March 19
Available in
Spanish and English
Continental Labor
900 Mohawk Street, Suite 120
see calendar with more detail
Oxnard Tuesday
March 24
Available in
Spanish and English
No location yet. see calendar with more detail
Santa Maria Wednesday
March 25
Available in
Spanish and English
Bonipak Produce
1850 W. Stowell Rd
see calendar with more detail
Salinas Thursday
March 26
Available in
Spanish and English
Monterey County Farm Bureau
931 Blanco Circle
see calendar with more detail

For more information on training, send an email to heat@dir.ca.gov

Education, Training Resources and Publications

For Employers:

For Workers:

More CAL/OSHA Resources:

Outreach and Education Campaign

Heat Illness Regulation

Read the Heat Illness Standard from the California Code of Regulations, Title 8:

Additional Heat Illness Links

March 2015