California’s heat illness prevention standard applies to all outdoor places of employment, but primarily impacts the agriculture, construction, landscaping, oil and gas extraction, and transportation industries.

The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved proposed changes to the state’s heat illness prevention standard and requested a spring 2015 effective start date. Employers are required to revise their heat illness programs and train employees in the changes.

The amendments specify water and shade requirements, and add new language on emergency response procedures, acclimation and training.

While TargetSolutions will not be updating its “Working in Extreme Temperatures” course, because it is delivered across the country and the changes will only apply to California clients, it has provided supplemental information inside Community Resources. Site administrators can search for the following two documents:

  • Cal-OSHA-Heat-Illness-Prevention-Training-2015.pdf
  • Cal-OSHA-Heat-Illness-Prevention-Training-2015.ppt

There is no difference in the information contained in the two documents, they are just different file formats. These can be added to the end of the course or assigned out through Activities Builder.

TargetSolutions’ Working in Extreme Temperatures course educates employees on how to prevent, identify and respond when exposed to dramatic temperatures that can lead to serious medical emergencies. The course is featured in TargetSolutions’ OSHA library with the regulatory reference of OSHA 29 CFR 1910, T8 CCR 3395.

If you would like to print this information out, please click here to open a PDF. If you would like more information, contact us at (800) 840-8048.