Posts Tagged ‘emergency wildfire smoke regulations’

While emergency wildfire smoke regulations are in effect, Cal/OSHA is preparing permanent regulations that may affect more employers.

Cal/OSHA Renews Emergency Wildfire Smoke Regulations

This year’s dry, windy winter has government agencies predicting a quicker start to wildfire season. As you may recall, last summer, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) enacted emergency wildfire smoke regulations designed to protect outdoor employees as a response to the severe wildfire seasons of the past few years. The emergency […]

11 Feb 20 - Health and Safety, Workplace Safety - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. - No CommentsRead More »

Podcast Shares Questions Asked Most Often at Employment Law Updates Seminars

The California Chamber of Commerce employment law team has been on the road throughout January, conducting Employment Law Updates seminars and explaining changes that transpired over the previous year that impact workplace practices and policies. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law experts […]

22 Jan 20 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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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 »