The Central Valley is in for its first heat wave with triple-digit temperatures forecast for Monday and Tuesday.
The state is reminding businesses that have employees working outside to keep watch so workers don’t get sick.
Employers are required to have an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) in place and to provide for drinking water, shade, first aid and emergency response, according to the Department of Industrial Relations. There are also requirements tailored to specific industrial operations.
There is a heat safety tool app that helps workers and supervisors calculate the heat index and to get reminders of safety procedures. The app is available for both iPhone and Android devices and can be downloaded ... Read More