Cal/OSHA revises heat regulations

August 26, 2010

California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health on Aug. 19 adopted revisions to its heat illness prevention standard.

California was the first state in the country with such a standard. The regulation was modified to address high-heat procedure requirements for five industries and clarify shade requirements, according to Cal/OSHA.

The modifications were approved by the state's Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board and must be approved by the Office of Administrative Law within 30 business days. The changes are expected to take effect this fall.