Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness as excessive heat watches have been issued throughout California. The temperature is forecast to exceed 105 degrees in northern and inland parts of the state this week including areas around Sacramento, Fresno and the eastern parts of the Bay Area.

As summer temperatures start to climb employers are encouraged to review and comply with Cal/OSHA heat illness standards for all outdoor places of employment. Heat illness is defined under California law as, “a serious medical condition resulting from the body's inability to cope with a particular heat load, and includes heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat syncope and heat stroke.”

Heat Illness Prevention Procedures:
Agricultural employers are specifically required to comply with high-heat procedures by taking the following four steps:

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