On July 12th CalOSHA issues a High Heat Hazard Alert stating that Employers must protect worker from Heat Illness.
What does that mean?
This means supervisors are required to have pre-work meetings to warn employees, remind them to drink water throughout the day, and to that they have the right to take cool-down breaks as needed to prevent heat illness. Supervisors are required to check in with employees and look for symptoms of heat stress throughout the day. Shade and/or cooling locations must be close and accessible. Let’s help check on employees and remind them to drink water and take breaks to cool as needed.
In fact if you see anyone from our campus community out in the heat, do not be shy about reminding them to drink water and rest in the shade or inside a building to cool down. Regardless of who it is, let them know they can cool down and get water in the SRC, libraries, bookstore, or other buildings.
Let’s help everyone be safe over the next few weeks while we are out and about on campus.
Find the nearest Water Filling Station on campus: Water Refill Stations map
Read the UCR Heat Illness Program
Supervisors: use these Heat Illness Safety Topics in your meetings
Stay Safe Highlanders!
For additional resources or questions: https://ehs.ucr.edu/safety#heat_illness_prevention or email email@example.com