Cal/OSHA updates indoor heat-related illness draft

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has made additional revisions to a draft standard that applies to all indoor work areas where the temperature equals or exceeds 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

If approved, the draft standard will require employers to create heat-illness prevention plans that could include access to cool-down areas and engineering and administrative controls.

Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the revised draft by Friday Feb. 22, to

NAFEM will continue to monitor and report on this issue as it relates to radiant heat in commercial kitchens.