Heat Stress Prevention - DOSH Guide
California employers are required to take these four steps to prevent heat illness
- Training - Train all employees and supervisors about heat illness prevention.
- Water - Provide enough fresh water so that each employee can drink at least 1 quart per hour, and encourage them to do so.
- Shade - Provide access to shade for at least 5 minutes of rest when an employee believes he or she needs a preventative recovery period. They should not wait until they feel sick to do so.
- Planning - Develop and implement written procedures for complying with the Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Standard.
This information was provided by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). View the California state compliance page for Heat Illness Prevention.