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The Updated, Heat Injury Prevention Regulations

 

The California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), or CalOSHA, has updated its regulations for the prevention of heat injuries.  A wide variety of businesses, not just field workers, must pay heed to these new requirements.

 

History had it that, if someone experienced a heat injury, or died from one, it was simply a cost of doing business.  A new employee would be found to fill the gap.  That is no longer the case.  As such, employers are obligated to protect their employees from this debilitating injury.  As more is learned of this type of emergency, the regulations are improved.

 

Effective 01 May of this year:

  • The employer must verify the temperature forecast by 7:00AM and prepare accordingly
  • Cool, not necessarily iced, potable water and individual, disposable cups, must be available to supply the entire crew for the entire work period
  • If the temperature reaches 80oF, solid shade must be provided to comfortably cover all the employees on break or recovery period.  A vehicle is considered only if it has air conditioning and has space for the employees.  Sitting under sparse shade does not count
  • Should the temperature reach 90oF, a mandatory, ten-minute rest period every two hours is implemented.  The rest period starts when the employee reaches the rest area
  • If an employee begins to show signs of a heat injury, they are to immediately be removed to the shaded, rest area.  The supervisor has the authority to call for advanced medical assistance should they feel the employee requires it.

 

The supervisor must take into consideration the Heat Index, a factor combining the ambient heat and humidity to determine the actual heat for that area.  A high humidity will raise the total heat experienced in that area.

 

Employees are also responsible to maintain themselves in a healthy state, capable of working in the assigned area.  They are also responsible to keep alert of their work partners, ensuring they do not succumb to a heat injury, and to be capable to respond accordingly.

 

California, and the West, in general, is going through a remarkable era of higher ambient temperatures.  We must be capable to withstand this onslaught and to respond to any emergency brought on by the heat.

Our Locations

Basi Insurance Services, Inc. - Corporate Office

1491 East G Street
Oakdale, CA 95361
Main office: 209-847-3065
Toll free: 877-590-4826
Fax: 209-848-4931

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Basi Insurance Services, Inc. - Manteca Office

1000 W. Center Street
Manteca, CA 95337
Main office: 209-823-6886
Toll free: 877-590-4826
Fax: 209-848-4931

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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I was surprised and pleased to find the boss HIMSELF come to my place and review my policy. Talk about personal service!
- Cynthia Boyko
The owner and his staff are always very quick to respond to any of my concerns and help me to keep my policies up to date and are always watching my needs.
- Scott Goodreau
Recently we went through the mozzers of an automobile accident. It really freaked us out. We dealt with your staff, and the whole office was very helpful and and professional. Kudos to all of you and thank you very much for what you have done for us.
- Hendrik and Gerda Bomer
Professional staff, with outstanding product knowledge. Fast response to inquiries and great customer service
- Jerry Bettencourt
We have a complicated policy, so it gets confusing. I usually end up having to call the office ladies; however, these women, and their kind and cheerful personalities, make it easy to stop in and ask whatever questions I have. they do everything they can to help me and ALWAYS do it with a smile.
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We really enjoy speaking to a live person when calling the office.
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I have enjoyed the excellent customer service and attention to me and my family, it is peace of mind to have quality people assisting you when needed
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Great customer service; quick, efficient and polite staff. Problems always get resolved with minimum stress.
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Basi Insurance has served me and my company VERY well. They've solved all the problems we have thrown at them. Keep up the good work!
- Jim Tyson
Randy Basi and his entire staff have always been kind and curteous to even the dumbest of questions we may have. He always speaks to us in laymen's terms, so we always understand what he's suggesting or investigating for us!!
- Dan and Karla Ciarolla
Dear Jon & Staff, Thank you so much for helping us with insurance for our granddaughter, fixing my big mistake and being so kind when we call. Your service is better than any service I’ve ever experienced! ” – Sincerely, Michelle P.
- Michelle P.
"Being able to sit down with my agent Cher and go over my policy, knowing she has my best intentions at heart is the best thing about Basi Insurance. I love that she explains everything to me so I understand exactly what my policy covers".
- Laura C.