Public agencies are encountering warmer weather, and with warmer weather comes heat illness. All public agencies are required to establish procedures to include policies and training to mitigate heat illness, and heat illness training must be provided to outdoor workers before they begin working in the heat per Cal/OSHA's Heat Illness Prevention Standard, Title 8 CCR, Section 3395.
To help agencies get started, PRISM's Risk Control has compiled the following valuable resources:
- PRISMtv: "Heat Illness Program Requirements" – On-demand safety and risk management webcast resource to help agencies with heat illness programs.
- Preventing Heat Stress Safety Talks – Safety meeting resources created to assist agency employees with planning safety meetings around heat illness.
- Vector Solutions – "PRISM: Heat Illness Prevention" – An interactive course created to assist agencies train outdoor workers on heat illness.
- Risk Simplified – Heat Illness Prevention Standard – An overview of common mistakes an agency may encounter when implementing Cal/OSHA's Heat Illness Prevention Standard.
If you need assistance accessing any of the resources above, please contact Scarlett Sadler.