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Trindel Insurance Fund Cal OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Regulation. Presented by: Gene Herndon Trindel Insurance Fund Safety Officer. What do you need to do?. Identify and recognize the workplace hazard Remediate the hazard Train employees and supervisors

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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!

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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