Emergency Regulation for Heat Illness Prevention Title 8, Section 3395 . Kelly HowardSenior Industrial HygienistCal/OSHA Consultation Service. Heat Illness Prevention Emergency Regulation. General Industry Safety Orders Section 3395Emergency regulation since August 22, 2005Extended for 3rd
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2. Emergency Regulation for Heat Illness Prevention Title 8, Section 3395
3. Heat Illness Prevention Emergency Regulation General Industry Safety Orders Section 3395
Emergency regulation since August 22, 2005
Extended for 3rd time until August, 2006
4. Cal/OSHA Program
5. Scope Risk of occurrence of heat illness.
Emergency Standard does not exclude application of other sections of Title 8, such as the IIPP, drinking water, first aid, etc.
6. Application All outdoor places of employment.
Indoor places are still covered under the IIPP, first aid, etc.
7. Definitions Heat Illness: A serious medical condition resulting from the body’s inability to cope with a particular heat load, includes:
Heat syncope, and
8. Definitions Environmental risk factors include:
air temperature, relative humidity, radiant heat, conductive heat sources, etc
workload severity and duration
protective clothing and personal protective equipment.
9. Definitions Acclimatization: A temporary adaptation of the body to work in the heat that occurs gradually when a person is exposed to it.
Occurs over 4-10 days, helps the body better adapt (better sweating ability, less stress on the heart, body temp more stable, etc).
Less acclimatization = greater risk
10. Acclimatization What 25 Cal OSHA heat-related investigations revealed:
11. Definitions Shade: Blockage of direct sunlight. One indicator - when objects do not cast a shadow
Preventative Recovery Period: Period of time to recover from the heat in order to prevent heat illness.
12. Required Provisions Under T8 CCR 3395 WATER
HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION
EMPLOYERS’ PLAN AND PROCEDURES
13. Water Provisions Sufficient quantities: One quart per employee per hour per shift.
Effective procedures for replenishment are in place.
14. Water Provisions Encourage the frequent drinking of water.
15. Shade Preventative recovery period required:
For employees to recover from the heat to prevent heat illness.
Not less than 5 minutes.
Access permitted at all times.
Open to air, ventilated or cooled
17. Heat Illness Prevention Training: Employees Environmental and personal risk factors
Employer’s heat illness prevention plan and procedures
18. Heat Illness Prevention Training: Employees Importance of frequent consumption of small quantities of water.
Different types of heat illness, signs and symptoms
Importance of immediately reporting to the employer, any signs or symptoms of heat illness
Employer’s procedures for responding to possible heat illness and how will emergency medical services will be provided
19. Heat Illness Prevention Training: Employees Procedures for contacting emergency medical services, and if necessary for transporting employees to a point where they can be reached by an emergency medical service provider.
How to provide clear and precise directions to the work site.
20. Heat Illness Prevention Training: Supervisors The information required to be provided to employees during training.
Procedures for supervisors to follow to implement this section.
Procedure to follow when an employee exhibits symptoms consistent with heat illness.
21. For Additional Guidance: Cal/OSHA Heat Related Illness Information: www.dir.ca.gov
DOSH Enforcement Q&A for the Heat Illness Emergency Regulation
Approved Emergency Regulation
Heat illness prevention standard, rulemaking history and schedule.
Heat Illness Prevention Advisory Meetings
Guidance for workers
22. Permanent Heat Illness Prevention Standard www.dir.ca.gov/oshsb/heatillness0.html
Initial Statement of Reasons
Cal/OSHA Investigations of heat related illnesses.
24. Questions about…. Heat illness?
Other Cal/OSHA related issues?
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