Heat-Illness Prevention Compliance for §3395
Below are several heat illness prevention compliance aids, one of which is a model Heat-Illness Prevention Policy developed by Robert P. Roy, Esq., President/General Counsel, Ventura County Agricultural Association. Input for these resources came from agricultural associations, attorneys and from Amalia Neidhardt at the DOSH.
At this time, we believe these resources are very comprehensive and acceptable and that the HIP Model Policy can be utilized throughout the State’s agricultural industry by agricultural employers and farm labor contractors.This is not a copyrighted document and, therefore, you may choose to distribute it to any of your members or to make modifications which you believe are necessary for specific circumstances or clients. However, I believe that the final document submitted herewith is compliant in every way with the final Heat Illness Prevention standard, 8 CCR Section 3395.
In my discussions with both Len Welsh and Amalia Neidhardt, I have expressed our collective desire to have a legal, uniform HIP policy issued throughout the State’s agricultural industry. No only does this assist with regard to field investigations and audits, but it not focuses an employer’s attention away from the issue as to whether a valid HIP policy is in place, and places it squarely upon the issues of proper training and documentation of daily procedures.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.