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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!


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 factors:

    • Emergency medical service contact procedures

    • Providing clear direction to location


    Compliance requires
    Compliance requires: factors:

    • 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 factors:

    • Environmental and personal risks factors

    • Procedures for complying

    • Importance of drinking water

    • Acclimatization procedures


    Training non supervisory
    Training – Non Supervisory factors:

    • 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. factors:

    • 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 factors:

    • 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 factors:

    • 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 factors:“Code of Safe Practices”

    Summer is upon us.

    Do this now!


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