Indoor Heat Illness Rule: CalChamber-Led Coalition Proposes Additional Clarity

Defining an indoor workplace, as opposed to an outdoor workplace, has proven to be challenging. A California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition has submitted a fourth set of comments on a fourth draft of the Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat illness rule. While the coalition appreciates the revisions incorporated into the newest draft, the coalition proposes further revisions to provide clarity and to lead to better compliance and employee safety and health. The coalition is comprised of large and small employers across many diverse industries. The coalition members take the safety and health of their employees very seriously. Many members of the coalition were involved with the development and implementation of the outdoor heat illness regulation and have significant experience with how to effectively prevent heat illness. Coalition Letter In the June 15 letter, the coalition reiterates its concerns that with the complexity as written, the discussion draft will not…

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