Heat Illness Prevention

With the hot weather, employers must review and ensure compliance with the Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention regulation for outdoor places of employment (we will briefly discuss indoor heat illness as well).

During this 4hr course, we will help employers and employees improve their safety programs by explaining the roles supervisors and employees must play in order to prevent heat illness at the workplace and stay compliant with this important California law.


Course Overview:

  • Introduction to the Cal/OSHA requirements for Heat Illness Prevention
  • Requirements for water, shade and rest
  • The Cal/OSHA required written Heat Illness Prevention Plan for outdoor places of employment
  • Cal/OSHA training requirements for employers and employees
  • Brief review to the latest draft for indoor heat illness prevention
  • Real life cases and Cal/OSHA citations under this standard.


Learning Objectives

This course will enable participants to:

  1. Describe the importance of the Cal/OSHA’s Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez Standard.
  2. Mention two different ways to comply with the employer’s obligations to provide water, rest, and shade for workers in an outdoor environment
  3. Describe what constitutes “High Heat Procedures” under the standard
  4. Identify the elements of training for employees
  5. Identify the additional elements of training for supervisors
  6. Review a sample plan and enable participants to customize their own HIPP



  1. Introduction to the Cal/OSHA’s Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez standard
    • Hierarchy of Controls
    • A breakdown of the Title 8 CCR 3395 Heat Illness prevention standard
    • Real life examples (deaths at the workplace due to Heat Illness)
    • Real life cases and Cal/OSHA citations under this standard
  2. The required elements:
    1. Access to water
    2. Access to shade and rest
    3. Monitoring the weather
      • The resources you must utilize
      • Who is responsible for monitoring the weather
      • Description of Heat wave under the standard
    4. Acclimatization
    5. High heat procedures
    6. Training for employees and supervisors: What must be included in your training sessions for each group.
  3. The elements of training per California requirements.
  4. The Written Heat Illness Prevention Program. The Cal/OSHA sample plan
  5. Quiz

*Agenda subject to modification


Other Registration Options

Register by phone: 310 206-2304

Email Us: lmlorenzana@ucla.edu, erc@ph.ucla.edu


Payment Terms

(rev. 11/6/09):

Substitutions may be made without additional charge. Cancellations must be in writing. Refund schedule:

  • Cancellation 15 or more business days before the class 80% of the registration fee
  • Cancellation 7-14 business days before the class 50%
  • Cancellation less than 7 days before the class and “no shows” No refund

If course materials such as books have been sent to course participants in advance, the cost of that material will be subtracted from the refund.

UCLA reserves the right to postpone an offering 7 days prior to the course date should minimum enrollment requirements not be met. If a program is canceled, you will be notified and your registration fee will be refunded in full, less the cost of course materials sent in advance if they are not returned in the condition in which they were received. The liability of UCLA is limited to the course fee.