Calif. Employers Should Sweat Over Heat-Illness Rules

“Calif. Employers Should Sweat Over Heat-Illness Rules,” an article written by Akin Gump labor and employment partner Gary McLaughlin, has been published by Law360.

McLaughlin notes the importance for California employers with employees who regularly work outdoors of reviewing their compliance with the state’s heat-illness prevention standards. He writes, “This is especially true in light of California’s new cool-down ‘recovery period’ law that went into effect last year, and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s…amendments to its heat-illness prevention regulations that just went into effect May 1.”

He notes and discusses five things employers should do to stay compliant and protect their employees: review and update written policies, provide cool-down “recovery” periods, establish high-heat procedures, train employees and supervisors, inspect work sites.

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