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Cal/OSHA to conduct heat inspection blitz

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  • Imperial County: 111°F
  • Palm Springs: 111°F
  • Redding: 109°F
  • Bakersfield: 107°F
  • Fresno: 105°F
  • Sacramento: 104°F
  • Modesto: 103°F
  • Stockton: 102°F
  • San Bernardino: 102°F
  • Los Angeles: 90°F

Employees are suffering from scorching heat as the world enters an era of “global boiling,” warned United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in July.

Also, President Joe Biden announced July 27, 2023 that he will ask the Department of Labor (DOL) to issue a Hazard Alert for extreme heat — the first of its kind in the nation’s history.

Heat training, resources for employers

Cal/OSHA Consultation Services is also hosting training for employers on heat illness prevention today. The training is to be held in English and Spanish.

Cal/OSHA is also reminding employers with outdoor workers in all industries to encourage workers to understand and exercise their rights related to heat illness prevention, such as taking a cool-down rest when necessary.

Employers with outdoor workers must take the following steps to prevent heat illness, according to the agency:

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