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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 2014        
City Date Sessions Location  
Easton Tuesday
March 25
10:00 am

1:00 pm
172 W. Jefferson Ave
Fresno, CA 93706
No reservation required
Santa Clarita Thursday
March 27
6:00 pm
California Bakery & Café
23021 Soledad Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
No reservation required
April 2014        
City Date Sessions Location  
Coachella Wednesday
April 2
8:00 am -
12:30 pm
Coachella Valley Water District Bldg
85-995 Avenue 52
Coachella, CA 92236
No reservation required
Salinas Thursday
April 17
6:00 pm -
8:00 pm
DWC Office
1880 N. Main Street
Salinas, CA 93906
No reservation required

For more information on training, send an email to

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 2014