2011 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign


June 2011

Cal/OSHA is once again launching a multi-faceted approach to protecting California’s outdoor workers from heat illness that includes a combination of media, education, outreach and enforcement efforts. To help extend this effort throughout communities in the state, we are seeking the support of local organizations that can help reach workers and employers. Last year, organizations like yours helped us reach thousands of workers during the summer.

Materials are available in five languages – Spanish, Hmong, Punjabi, Mixteco and English. Strategically targeting the most underserved population of outdoor workers, the campaign addresses heat safety precautions and worker rights.

To find out more about this year’s effort and to preview all materials, visit our bilingual English/Spanish website at www.99calor.org

2011 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign

To order materials, please use this order form.

Trainings for Community Leaders and Educators

We are offering “TOTs” for community organizations that want to lead workshops on heat awareness.  We will train you on heat illness prevention and show you how to use the community training guide.  Check out these dates and locations and contact the program that is coordinating the TOT you’d like to participate in.

• Fresno – July 20 (Spanish) — UC Berkeley LOHP
• Visalia – July 21 (Spanish) — UC Berkeley LOHP
• Yuba City – July 9 (Spanish), July 23 (Punjabi/English) — UC Davis Western Center
• Modesto – July 29 (Hmong/English)  — UC Davis Western Center
• Salinas – late July (Spanish) — UC Berkeley LOHP
• Napa – late July (Spanish) — UC Berkeley LOHP
• Los Angeles – July 18 (Spanish) — UCLA LOSH
• San Diego – July 30 (Spanish) — UCLA LOSH
• Coachella –  August 2 (Spanish) — UCLA LOSH
• Oxnard – August 9 (Spanish)  — UCLA LOSH

Contact Information

UC Berkeley LOHP | Yesenia Prado
yprado@berkeley.edu | Direct Line: (510) 643-8483

UC Davis Western Center | Teresa Andrews
terandrews@ucdavis.edu | Direct Line: (530) 754-8678

Educational Resources

newsheatillness11bIllustrated, low-literacy fact sheets

These heat safety factsheets are designed to be low-literacy, easy to read and understand. The factsheets are available in EnglishSpanishHmong, and Punjabi.

How to report a problem to Cal/OSHA

This guide on how to report a problem with Cal-OSHA provides workers with the information they need to file a report. The guide is available in English and Spanish.

A Heat Safety DVD

A 9-minute DVD that discusses preventing and responding to heat illness – featuring workers from three occupations (agriculture, construction, and landscaping work) and including Spanish-, Mixteco-, Punjabi-, and Hmong-speaking workers. (Audio options are available in these four languages as well as English.) Comes with a discussion guide so that you can lead a short discussion after watching the DVD. This DVD comes with multiple languages including English, Spanish, Hmong, Punjabi, and Mixteco.

DVD Discussion Guides

Designed to accompany the DVD, this DVD guide can be useful in facilitating a discussion about heat illness. It is available in EnglishSpanish, and Punjabi).

Community Training Guides

An easy-to-follow illustrated 11 X 17 flipchart guide – leads the trainer through a heat awareness training, and provides visuals for workers. These guides are available in English and Spanish.

newsheatillness11cEmployer Training Kit

Designed for employers, this training kit, when combined with training on your company’s specific procedures, is designed to help employers meet compliance with the Heat Illness Prevention standard. Includes fact sheets for workers, as well as posters and a training guide for the trainer to use. Also comes with a Supervisor’s Daily Checklist, that reminds employers of what’s needed at the worksite each day.

Community Posters

Help post and distribute posters throughout your community. Posters are available in EnglishSpanishHmong, and Punjabi.


For More Information


contact: Suzanne Teran