Temperatures are reaching triple digits in Yakima, Spokane, and Walla Walla, and the 90s in Seattle & the rest of the state.
So it’s a good time to brush up on the outdoor heat exposure rules that kick in for workers exposed to 89º+ temperatures for more than 15 minutes in a 60-minute period.
Key employer responsibilities during excessive heat:
🥤Provide 1 quart of water per worker per hour
🧊 Keep water cool & accessible
🕶️ Provide shade
🧘Mandatory cool-down rest periods
More details here from the WA Department of Labor & Industries.