By: Rick Waldinger

43  COR 40-7395 [¶22,583R]

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) – WRITTEN PLAN Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 1512(i) (2016) – Employer’s written EMS plan failed to contain a phone number for a local physician or hospital. The Board rejected Employer’s contention that having a system requiring its mobile crews to call a central, in-house person for guidance and information, in the event of emergency, satisfied the safety order. WASHING FACILITIES, FOOD HANDLING, AND TEMPORARY SLEEPING QUARTERS – WASHING FACILITIES, GENERAL Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 1527(a)(1) (2016) – Employer failed to provide hand-washing facilities at the jobsite. Toilets were widely separated from washing facilities, which did not comply with the safety order. HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION – WRITTEN HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM (HIPP), HIGH-HEAT PROCEDURES Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3395(f)(3) (2016) – Employer violated §3395(f)(3) by not including all required elements in its HIPP. Employer’s plan did not explain how it would assure effective communication during high-heat conditions. HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION – TRAINING EMPLOYEES Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3395(f)(1) (2016) – Employer failed to effectively train employees in all required HIPP topics. Employer’s policy of having its field personnel contact in-house incident managers showed that it instituted its own substitute procedure rather than complying with the safety order.

Digest of COSHAB’s Denial of Petition for Reconsideration dated April 14, 2016, Docket No. 14-R3D2-3707.


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