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Heat Stress Prevention: Critical Steps to Protect Workers and Avoid Citations

Heat Stress Prevention: Critical Steps to Protect Workers and Avoid Citations

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Heat Stress Prevention: Critical Steps to Protect Workers and Avoid Citations

Webinar Rebroadcast: Thursday, May 23, 2019

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how federal and state safety laws apply to heat stress and take steps to protect workers exposed to hazardous temperatures.


 

In 2018, OSHA issued citations for heat stress hazards in more than 20 cases, despite lacking a specific regulation covering heat stress. Several of these cases resulted from tragic preventable fatalities, and two cases led to repeat violations, carrying fines of $71,137 and $129,336. Serious violation cases are routinely fined the maximum single-violation penalty for 2019 of $13,260.

In state plan states, employers can face even more costly violations and penalties. For example, in California the state’s heat illness prevention standard is the second most frequently cited year after year, with over 1,500 citations and $1.7 million in fines in 2018 alone. The time to plan and develop a heat stress prevention program to protect workers is before summer’s high temperatures set in.

Don’t wait to find out if your plan to protect workers against heat-related illnesses will work. By the time an illness or fatality occurs, it’s too late. Join us on May 23 for a rebroadcast of a widely popular webinar when a seasoned OSHA attorney will provide guidance on how federal and state safety laws apply to heat stress and an employer’s obligation to take steps to protect workers exposed to hazardous temperatures.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Prepare a written program that complies with applicable standards and provides a solid foundation for a workplace heat illness training program
  • Choose and evaluate work environment controls to prevent heat-related illnesses and provide a safer, more productive work environment
  • Identify personal and environmental risk factors for heat stress
  • Identify the key elements of a comprehensive heat stress prevention program, including a work/rest regimen, acclimation strategies, pre-job screening, clothing and PPE, employee and supervisor training, employee monitoring, hydration, and first aid and emergency procedures
  • And much more!

About Your Presenters:

Raymond Perez, Esq. 
Of Counsel 
Jackson Lewis, P.C.

Raymond (“Ray”) Perez, of counsel in the Atlanta office of Jackson Lewis, P.C., practices in all areas of labor and employment law with a focus on occupational safety and health (OSHA), FLSA/Wage-Hour laws, employment discrimination, immigration matters, unemployment compensation, affirmative action programs and policies (OFCCP), employment policies and handbooks, personnel and Form I-9 audits, contract issues, federal contractor provisions and responsibilities, litigation in all forums and litigation avoidance and defense management.