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Cal/OSHA Board Adopts Emergency Worker Safety Rules For Wildfire Smoke

July 22, 2019 at 5:11 PM
Cal/OSHA’s standards board has adopted first-time emergency rules to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke, which employers in California must implement by early August and which could serve as a model for other states that lack such measures and are also experiencing increasing numbers and intensity of fires due in part to climate change. The board, Cal/OSHA’s seven-member body appointed by the governor to set program standards, adopted the emergency rules at a July 18 meeting in San Diego ...

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