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Please Register: Academy X & May Meetings

Tuesday, May 26th
9:00 am - Verbal Judo
6:30 pm - Group Dinner

Wednesday, May 27th
8:00 am - Executive Committee
9:00 am - Board of Directors

Please Register by May 1st
All of the above events will be held in Sacramento at the Westin Hotel. Times are subject to change. Grant funds may be used toward travel expenses for non-Board representatives attending Verbal Judo only.
Plan Ahead for Heat Illness Prevention
Warm weather is quickly approaching and it is important to again remind supervisors and employees about heat illness symptoms and prevention. Once temperatures approach 85 degrees, the following heat illness prevention measures must be implemented:
  1. Train all employees and supervisors about heat illness prevention.
  2. Provide employees with fresh drinking water. There should be enough for each employee to drink at least 1 quart per hour. To stay hydrated, employees should drink small amounts every 15 minutes rather than a large amount less frequently.
  3. Encourage shaded breaks and instruct employees to cool-down in the shade periodically for at least 5 minutes. They should not wait until they feel sick.
  4. Plan for OSHA compliance by developing and implementing written procedures for Heat Illness Prevention (Heat Illness Prevention Standard).

PARSAC's Heat Illness Prevention Policy template can assist your entity in establishing proper prevention procedures (updated 2014). Remember, all Best Practice Templates must be reviewed carefully and customized to your entity prior to adoption and implementation.

Additional heat illness information is available through the Department of Industrial Relations and OSHA. In addition, Cal/OSHA has prepared a Heat Illness Training Guide which includes a training script and fact sheets for outdoor workers.

California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Approves Stricter Emergency Water Conservation Regulations
Best Best & Krieger - Legal Alert
The SWRCB has approved renewing and updating statewide emergency water conservation regulations, which were set to expire in April. The new regulations re-adopt the same or similar measures that currently exist and impose several new requirements on retail urban water suppliers, smaller entities, and end users. Read more...
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