An Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), also referred to as a written safety program, provides a written description of the programs and policies an employer has put into place to provide a safe work environment for its employees. Successful implementation of a safety program requires commitment from all levels within an organization to place a primary emphasis on safety – a commitment that, when adhered to and reinforced by all employees, ensures that workers can return safely to their families at the end of every shift.

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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