DIR, 19 May 2017
As Northern California braces for triple digit temperatures, Cal/OSHA urges all employers to revisit their Injury and Illness Prevention Programs and their emergency response procedures to make sure they are thoroughly prepared for high heat. Sacramento’s National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures in the 90s today and through the weekend. Early next week temperatures will reach triple digits in much of Northern California, from south of Stockton up to Redding.
‘During heat waves and whenever temperatures reach or exceed 95 degrees, employers must take additional steps to monitor workers for signs and symptoms of heat illness,’ said Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum. ‘Water, rest and shade can protect workers from the heat.’
California’s outdoor workplace Heat Illness Prevention regulations require employers to take four steps to prevent heat illness.