Heat Illness Prevention

water keeps you going

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, or four 8 ounce glasses, of water 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.

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

Heat Illness Prevention Training

On May 17, 2018 there is a Spanish-language class: For people in charge of training farmworkers on "How to Prevent Heat Illness" on May 17. See Clases en espaƱol for details.

Education, Training Resources and Publications

Webinars

For Employers:

For Workers:

More CAL/OSHA Resources:

  • 99 Calor campaign page: contains materials available for download including Heat Illness Prevention videos and discussion guides in multiple languages.
    • Videos and guides available in English, Spanish, Punjabi, Hmong and Mixteco

Outreach and Education Campaign

Heat Illness Prevention Standard

Read the Heat Illness Prevention standard found in the California Code of Regulations, title 8:

Additional Heat Illness Links

July 2018