Short Window to Comment on Heat Illness Guidance

Do you have questions about Cal/OSHA’s new revisions to the heat illness prevention regulation? Do you want the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to address your ideas and concerns in its updated guidance document on the regulation? You have to act fast – before Friday, March 6 if you want to weigh in.

DOSH announced its intention to “clarify” requirements of the regulatory changes at the February 19 meeting at which the Standards Board adopted them. The revised standard is now in the hands of the Office of Administrative Law and it is anticipated that they will become effective on May 1, in time for the growing season, but it is an accelerated schedule for employers, who must implement the changes and train workers on them.

In the meantime, DOSH is inviting interested parties to “identify the topics and issues you have questions about or would like us to elaborate on,” as the agency revises its current heat illness prevention guidance documents, says Chief Juliann Sum.

Send your comments to Chief Counsel Amy Martin at ; or to Gretta Windmon, or Grace Virrey, .

The February 27 edition of Cal-OSHA Reporter brought you extensive coverage of the issues surrounding the heat illness revisions and a synopsis of the changes. Premium subscribers can access that coverage by clicking here.