Attention Construction Industry Employers: There Are Now Penalties for Failing to Provide "Heat Recovery" Periods

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Employers who operate outdoors – which includes most construction employers – are already subject to Cal/OSHA’s heat standard, but a new law, Senate Bill 435, has created additional regulations. The current Cal/OSHA heat requirements allows for cool-down periods in the shade of no less than five minutes at a time for any employee on an “as-needed” basis.  Shade… Read more »