Issue 111 - May 2021
Heat Illness Training
Summer is just around the corner along with its accompanying warmer days. Before the weather heats up, it is a good time to make sure that your employees who work outdoors are prepared for the sun and heat that summer brings. A key element of that preparation is meeting Cal/OSHA’s requirement for annual heat illness training for employees that work outdoors or in hot environments. This includes more than obvious exposures like working outdoors in parks, streets, or maintenance yards. Employees who work in hot indoor environments like garages or other structures without air conditioning or cooling systems also need this training.
The California JPIA has multiple modes of training to help your agency meet this training requirement including “Heat Illness – Refresher Training” offered in an “on-demand” online training lasting 38 minutes. Additionally, the Authority offers a virtual classroom course called “Heat Stress – Virtual” training that is 45 minutes long and meets the same requirement for training. Help your employees stay safe as the weather heats up by contacting Denise Covell, the Authority’s training scheduler, by email or at (562) 467-8771.
For additional information about these trainings or other training offered by the California JPIA, please contact Ryan Thomas, Training and Loss Control Specialist, by email or at (562) 631-1360.< Back to Full Issue Print Article