Posts Tagged ‘wildfires’

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 »

Employee Smoke Exposure During Wildfires

I am an employer that has been affected directly by the wildfires in California. What is Cal/OSHA doing to address the issue of employee exposure to unhealthy air quality during these occurrences? The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is in the process of developing an emergency regulation to protect employees from wildfire […]

17 Jun 19 - Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. SBA Offers Business Disaster Recovery Resources for Wildfire Victims

As many Californians are getting ready for the holiday season, the victims of last month’s wildfires in both Northern and Southern California are still recovering, with many organizations assisting in the recovery. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has joined the recovery efforts by offering SBA Business Recovery Centers throughout the affected areas, where SBA […]

13 Dec 18 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. DOL to Assist with California Wildfire Recovery Efforts

With the continued fight to contain the wildfires in California — two of which, the Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire, have reached a combined 223,285 acres burned as of November 21, 2018 —  the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it will assist victims in various employment-related ways. “The Department of Labor is actively […]

21 Nov 18 - Health and Safety, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »