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Safety, Risk Management and Information Security

Heat Illness Prevention Plan

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  • Issue Date: April, 2006
  • Revision Date: July, 2007

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Introduction

Heat illness in all itís forms has always been a recognized work hazard in California, and across the nation. All heat related illnesses are preventable. Cal/OSHA requires employers in California to train workers regarding the hazards of working in heat and in heat related illness. The standard also requires the university to have a written plan that informs employees, supervisors, and managers of the regulatory requirements the university must adhere to related to heat related illness prevention.

The primary goal of the CSULB Heat Illness Prevention plan is employee safety. The training and operational elements found in this plan will provide employees, managers and supervisors with the tools necessary to anticipate environmental conditions that contribute to heat related illness, to recognize when work assignments place employees at risk and what job instructions need to be communicated to employees regarding the prevention of heat related illness.

This plan is consistent with the requirements of the Universityís Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP), and nothing in this program supersedes or nullifies the requirements found in our IIPP.