Upcoming Webinar to Explain California’s New Indoor Heat Workplace Standard

CalChamber employment law experts will break down what employers need to know about California’s new indoor heat workplace standards in a live webinar on June 27.

New Indoor Heat Illness Standard

A California law enacted in 2016 directed the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to adopt workplace standards related to the prevention and mitigation of heat illness for indoor workplaces. Cal/OSHA has nearly completed that directive and the Heat Illness Prevention in Indoor Places of Employment standards will take effect sometime this year.

This new standard, which applies to all indoor work areas where the temperature equals or exceeds 82 degrees Fahrenheit, is separate and distinct from the Heat Illness Prevention in Outdoor Places of Employment standards that have been in effect for years. Although each set of standards is designed to prevent and mitigate heat illness in the workplace, they are not the same. The indoor workplace standards create different and new requirements that are not found in the outdoor workplace standards.

Webinar Details

On June 27, the CalChamber will hold a live webinar that will discuss the new requirements, as well as potential future developments, including:

  • Key definitions associated with the standards;
  • Administrative and engineering controls to address heat illness hazards;
  • Special rules with the provision of water and cool-down areas;
  • Heat illness symptoms and emergency response;
  • Training employees and supervisors on these standards and their roles; and
  • Illustrative scenarios and key takeaways.

The “It’s Getting Hot In Here: California’s New Indoor Workplace Heat Illness Standards” webinar will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2024, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PT.

To sign up, click here.