By Jennifer Jacobus, PHR-CA, SDEA
For those employers who have employees working outside or in an environment that is subject to high temperatures, you need to be aware of major new changes to California’s heat illness prevention regulations that went into effect on May 1, 2015. Make sure that your workforce is prepared for the hot summer months headed our way!
– Under current regulations, employers must make available 1 quart of water (at least) per hour, per employee. The water must be “fresh, pure, suitably cool, and free of charge.” A new requirement adds that the water must be as close as is practicable to the employee’s immediate work area.