Heat Illness Prevention

water keeps you going

California employers are required to take these four steps to prevent heat illness:

  1. Training
    Train all employees and supervisors about heat illness prevention.
  2. Water
    Provide enough fresh water so that each employee can drink at least 1 quart per hour, or four 8 ounce glasses, of water per hour, and encourage them to do so.
  3. Shade
    Provide access to shade and encourage employees to take a cool-down rest in the shade for at least 5 minutes. They should not wait until they feel sick to cool down.
  4. Planning
    Develop and implement written procedures for complying with the Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Standard.

Water.Rest.Shade. The work can't get done without them.

Heat Illness Prevention Training

Friday, April 13, Heat Illness Prevention Training session in Easton in English and Spanish

Education, Training Resources and Publications

Webinars

For Employers:

For Workers:

More CAL/OSHA Resources:

  • 99 Calor campaign page: contains materials available for download including Heat Illness Prevention videos and discussion guides in multiple languages.
    • Videos and guides available in English, Spanish, Punjabi, Hmong and Mixteco

Outreach and Education Campaign

Heat Illness Regulation

Read the Heat Illness Standard from the California Code of Regulations, Title 8:

Additional Heat Illness Links

April 2018