Cal/OSHA updates indoor heat-related illness draft

February 2, 2019

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 rs@dir.ca.gov.

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

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