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New Regulation to Protect Employees from Wildfire Smoke

August 1, 2019

California has a new wildfire smoke regulation.

On July 18th, Cal/OSHA announced that it had adopted an emergency regulation to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke. The regulation took effect July 29, and requires employers to protect workers when wildfire smoke reaches dangerous air quality levels.

The regulation requires employers to begin monitoring air quality at their worksites and reduce harmful exposures. If employers cannot reduce the harmful exposure, they must have the appropriate respirators on hand for employees’ voluntary use.

For more details on this new regulation and tips about how to meet the requirement, please read New Wildfire Smoke Regulation in California, found on State Fund’s new safety resource center, SafeAtWorkCA.com.

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Established in 1914 by the state legislature, State Fund is California’s most reliable provider of workers’ compensation insurance and a vital asset to California businesses. State Fund supports California’s entrepreneurial spirit and plays a stabilizing role in the economy by providing fairly priced workers’ compensation insurance, helping California employers keep their workplaces safe, and restoring injured workers.

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