48 COR 40-8367 [¶23,087R]

SAFE PRACTICES AND PERSONAL PROTECTION, PERSONAL SAFETY DEVICES AND SAFEGUARDS – HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3395(f)(2) (2021) – Employer failed to implement its emergency procedures when a new employee exhibited signs of possible heat illness, a serious violation. Although the employee’s symptoms subsequently were found not to have been caused by heat illness, he undoubtedly was exposed to environmental conditions that raised a genuine risk of heat illness. An employer cannot justify failure to comply with the heat illness safety order on grounds the employee’s symptoms subsequently were discovered to have some other cause.

Digest of COSHAB’s Decision After Reconsideration dated January 27, 2021, Inspection No. 1332715.


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