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California Wildfires: Remember Employers Must Protect Outdoor Workers From Wildfire Smoke

Right now, firefighters across California are battling multiple wildfires, which are destroying property and prompting the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people. Wildfires are not the only threat to people as smoke exposure is also hazardous, especially for people working outdoors. New major wind events (with wind gusts between 50 and 70 mph) are […]

30 Oct 19 - Health and Safety - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

White Paper Breaks Down New California Emergency Wildfire Smoke Regulations for Employers

Californians have increasingly experienced more wildfires throughout the state in the last couple of years. Not only are the damages from the fires to homes and businesses tragic, but also dangerous for your health, especially when the air quality is extremely bad for anyone working outside. Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations for protecting outdoor workers from wildfire smoke […]

26 Sep 19 - Workplace Safety - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

California Emergency Wildfire Smoke Regulation Now in Effect

On July 29, 2019, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board’s emergency regulation to protect outdoor workers from the harmful effects of wildfire smoke became effective. As previously reported, Cal/OSHA has been developing these standards for several months. Here’s what employers should know. Air Quality Index Under the new regulation, employers must take steps […]

1 Aug 19 - Workplace Safety - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »