June 2008 Safety Training Newsletter

Get ready for the heat . . . and the check box on the OSHA inspector's check list for written programs:

HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM

Since Cal OSHA instituted the heat illness prevention requirements, it is on the list of things to look for when an OSHA inspector comes to visit during the Spring and Summer months.

Safety Training Specialists, Inc. has a program all-but-ready to implement.  You just need to customize it for your site-specific situation.  It is available for $165.00.  It includes the policy information, program plan, preventative steps, methods and procedures, documentation tools, and the training materials.

Whether or not you buy the manual, here are the five must-train preventative steps from Cal OSHA:

  1. Frequent drinking of water.
  2. Rest in cooler areas.
  3. Give time to acclimatize
  4. Know the signs and symptoms
  5. Know the emergency steps to take.

We can help you remain in compliance with OSHA regulations for heat illness and heat related safety problems.