Cal/OSHA

Heat Illness Prevention

For agricultural workers who work outdoors, heat illness can be a serious problem. Heat illness—including heat exhaustion and heat stroke—refers to a variety of symptoms including: headaches, dizziness, cramps, fainting, rapid heartbeat, and disorientation.

The State of California requires that all employers train their employees about heat illness prevention and provide plenty of water and access to shade. Employers must be in compliance with the Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Standard.