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Cal/OSHA issues guidance, Q&A, on updated heat rules

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Sacramento, CA – The California Department of Industrial Relations has issued a new guidance document to help familiarize employers on the state’s updated heat illness prevention rules, which are set to go into effect May 1.

DIR, which oversees the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (commonly known as Cal/OSHA), also released a Q&A on enforcement of the updated rules, which include a lower heat temperature to trigger certain requirements and mandatory pre-shift meetings to review high-heat procedures.