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    :: Sunday, July 31, 2005 ::

    Cal/OSHA Submits Proposed Emergency Regulations on Heat Illness Prevention Business Wire
    'With two months left in the heat season, it is imperative that action be taken immediately to protect those who work outside,' said DIR Director John Rea. 'Among the provisions of the regulations the real key is education for both employees and supervisors. The best way to battle heat illness is to avoid it in the first place, and proper education helps achieve that goal.'

    The regulations will apply equally to all who work outdoors in conditions that induce heat stress -- from the farm worker to the roofer to the laborer paving the highway. 'The recent deaths of both a farm worker and a construction worker in the Central Valley serve to highlight the need for a regulation that protects all those who work outside,' added Rea.

    California Proposes Heat Regulation - Confined Space
    Heat illness cases are severely underreported and may be recorded as heart attack or kidney failure.
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