With hot weather anticipated for the foreseeable future, California Ag employers should be sure that they are in compliance with the state’s Heat Illness Prevention (HIP) standard for outdoor employment before Cal/OSHA pays a visit. In fact, employers in all states would do well to have a Heat Illness Prevention Plan that includes the following:

Business operations need to be vigilant in meeting safety rules and regulations as Cal/OSHA has announced they intend to increase inspections, continuing an ongoing trend. Over the last several years, Cal/OSHA inspections and violations have surged. The agency has also indicated they will adopt the newly implemented federal fine levels that will almost double current fines for violations in California.

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