March 5, 2015

Heat Illness Training for New Regulations

The regulations for heat illness were just updated and expanded by Cal OSHA.  The effective date of these changes is May 1, 2015.  All agricultural organizations must be in compliance by that date which includes updating heat illness prevention plans and distributing copies of the revised plans to all locations where the company operates. 

There are a number of significant changes to the heat illness requirements.  In order to assist companies with understanding these changes and how they might affect your company, a number of organizations will be offering training classes throughout the state.  AgSafe, a non-profit agricultural safety association and a member of Western Growers, will be offering the training on the following dates:

March 10-Napa

March 17-Modesto

March 18-Fresno

March 19-Bakersfield

March 24-Oxnard

March 25-Santa Maria

March 26-Salinas

The cost of the training sessions is $45 for AgSafe members and $65 for non-members.  To get more information, including the location of the sessions, please contact AgSafe at (209) 526-4400 or