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Environmental Health and Safety

Heat Illness Prevention Program

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  • Issue Date: April 2006
  • Revision Date: May 2015

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Heat illness has long been recognized as a potential work hazard in California and across the nation. All heat related illnesses are preventable. Cal/OSHA requires employers in California to train all employees who work in outdoor environments regarding heat-related hazards and heat illness prevention. The standard also requires the university to have a written plan to inform employees, supervisors, and managers of the regulatory requirements the university must adhere to related to heat 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 University’s Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP), and nothing in this program supersedes or nullifies the requirements found in our IIPP.