FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR #2008-37
June 18, 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 in Salinas

WHO

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

WHAT

Free Heat Illness Prevention Workshop for Employers to be held in Salinas

WHEN

Thursday, June 19 from 9-11:00 a.m.

WHERE

Monterey County Farm Bureau
U.C Extension Agricultural Center
1432 Abbott Street
Salinas, 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 emergency regulations implemented in 2005 to prevent employee injuries and deaths from heat illness exposure.

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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