Cal/OSHA has issued a heat advisory for the Bay Area and Monterey County. It will be in place until 8 p.m. May 2.
This will be just the first of many heat warnings to be issued this year. Ironically, it is being issued for a coastal area not usually subject to high heat temperatures. This signals the reality that all companies need to have a heat illness program and be prepared to deal with heat illness. This will help prevent employees avoid heat-caused illnesses and help the company avoid potential fines from Cal/OSHA for failure to have a properly documented heat illness program in place.
The following areas are affected in the current heat advisory:
Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore; East Bay Interior Valleys; Mountains of San Benito County and Interior Monterey County including Pinnacles National Monument; North Bay Interior Valleys; Northern Monterey Bay; Northern Salinas Valley, Hollister Valley and Carmel Valley; San Francisco; San Francisco Bay Shoreline; San Francisco Peninsula Coast; Santa Clara Valley including San Jose; Santa Cruz Mountains; Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest; Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast; Southern Salinas Valley, Arroyo Seco and Lake San Antonio; East Bay Hills and the Diablo Range; North Bay Mountains.
Western Growers Insurance Services can provide necessary heat illness training to your employees and management team. We can also assist you in developing your heat illness program. If you’d like more information about training or any other insurance needs, please contact Greg Nelson, director of commercial lines, at (949) 885-2287.
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