Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Prepare to Protect Workers from Unhealthy Air due to Wildfire Smoke

Oakland—Cal/OSHA is urging employers in California to be prepared to protect workersfrom unhealthy air due to wildfire smoke. When workers might be exposed to unhealthyair from wildfires, California’s protection from wildfire smoke standard requiresemployers to take steps such as changing the location of work operations, modifyingwork schedules or providing proper respiratory protection like N95 respirators.…

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Cal/OSHA High Heat Advisory: Employers Reminded to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

Oakland —Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect outdoor workers from heatillness as excessive heat warnings and watches have been issued throughout the state,with triple digits forecast through Monday, July 12. Employers in California must takesteps to protect outdoor workers from heat illness by providing water, rest, shade andtraining. Cal/OSHA’s heat illness prevention standard applies…

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