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Trindel insurance fund cal osha heat illness prevention regulation

Trindel Insurance FundCal OSHAHeat Illness Prevention Regulation

Presented by:

Gene Herndon

Trindel Insurance Fund Safety Officer


What do you need to do

What do you need to do?

  • Identify and recognize the workplace hazard

  • Remediate the hazard

  • Train employees and supervisors

  • Include in department code of safe practices

    Nothing new really!


Trindel insurance fund cal osha heat illness prevention regulation

Now for the specifics of:California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3395 Heat Illness Prevention


Where does it apply

Where does it apply

  • To all outdoor work places

  • When the environmental risks exists


Other regulations that apply

Other Regulations that apply

  • Title 8 of CCR, General Industry, 3203 requiring written Injury and Illness Prevention Program

  • Title 8 of CCR Construction,1524. requiring providing drinking water

  • Title 8 of CCR Construction, First Aid and Emergency response


What are the environmental risk factors for heat illness

What are the environmental risk factors for heat illness?

  • Air Temperature

  • Relative Humidity

  • Radiant heat from sun and other sources

  • Conductive heat sources

  • Air movement

  • Workload severity and duration

  • Protective clothing and personal protective equipment


How to determine if risk factors are present

How to determine if risk factors are present:

  • Time of year, April – October

  • Actual weather conditions

  • Heat index


How to determine if risk factors are present1

How to determine if risk factors are present:

  • Significant risk

    • Above 80 degrees F working in sun

    • Above 90 degrees F working in shade

  • Regional and local weather reports

  • Simple and inexpensive measuring devices


  • Provision of water

    Provision of water

    • Provide sufficient quantity at beginning of shift

    • One quart per employee per hour for entire shift

    • 2 gallons per employee per shift


    Effective procedures for replenishment of water

    Effective procedures for replenishment of water

    • Replenish to allow each employee to drink one quart per hour

    • Water must be readily accessible

    • Water must be available at all times


    Shade

    Shade

    • Blockage of direct sunlight. Unable to cast a shadow

    • Ventilated or open to air movement

    • Must be cooler in shade than in direct sunlight

    • Access to shade must be permitted at all times

    • Sufficient to accommodate 25% of crew

    • Avoid contact with bare soil


    Shade cont

    Shade Cont.

    • Temp. at work site forecast to be 85 F

    • Shade present at beginning of shift

    • Present anytime temp 90 degrees F

    • As close as possible reachable with a 2 ½ minute walk

    • No more than ¼ mile or 5 min. walk


    Preventative recovery periods prp

    Preventative Recovery Periods (PRP)

    • To prevent heat illness

    • For employees who believe they need a PRP to recover

    • For employees who exhibit indications of heat illness

    • Begin first aid for employees who exhibit indications of heat illness


    Preventative recovery periods cont

    Preventative recovery periods (cont.)

    • Shall be in shade for no less than 5 minutes

    • Water available during recovery periods

    • Not a substitute for medical treatment


    How to identify evaluate and control environmental risk factors

    How to identify, evaluate and control environmental risk factors:

    • Employer must develop procedures

    • Use weather forecasts

    • Use heat index

    • Take into account activity and duration


    How to identify evaluate and control environmental risk factors1

    How to identify, evaluate and control environmental risk factors:

    • Use engineering – shade, cooling vests, misters, etc.

    • Administration – shift rotation, scheduling, breaks

    • Or combination

    • Train employees and supervisors


    Emergency preparedness

    Emergency preparedness

    • Emergency medical service contact procedures

    • Providing clear direction to location


    Compliance requires

    Compliance requires:

    • Effective training

    • Training content that is appropriate to job requirements

    • Written procedures for reporting and emergency response

    • Knowledge by all supervisors and employees of heat illness prevention practices


    Training all employees

    Training – All Employees

    • Environmental and personal risks factors

    • Procedures for complying

    • Importance of drinking water

    • Acclimatization procedures


    Training non supervisory

    Training – Non Supervisory

    • Heat stress reporting to supervisors

    • Drinking water

    • Preventive Recovery Period (PEP)

    • Affects of caffeine and alcohol

    • Appropriate Clothing


    Training non supervisory cont

    Training – Non Supervisory Cont.

    • Monitoring coworkers “Buddy System

    • Heat Stress Emergency response

    • Communication of heat stress emergency

    • Refresher “Tail Gate” meeting during periods of high temperature


    Training supervisors

    Training - Supervisors

    • Responsibility for implementation

    • Response to heat stress emergency

    • How medical services are provided

    • Every crew must have a first-aid and CPR trained individual.


    Training supervisors1

    Training - Supervisors

    • Emergency Communication with medical services

    • Transporting employees to emergency medical services

    • How clear & precise direction to be provided to emergency response


    Include this in your department code of safe practices

    Include this in your department “Code of Safe Practices”

    Summer is upon us.

    Do this now!


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