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Wildfire Smoke

As climate change brings more frequent and destructive wildfires, California must be prepared to protect outdoor workers from the dangers of wildfire smoke.

Worksafe — in partnership with California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, the California Labor Federation, and the State Construction and Building Trades Council — successfully petitioned the Standards Board to take up emergency rulemaking on this issue. They passed a temporary standard in 2019, but it is set to expire in January 2021. We are currently working to ensure that the state adopts a strong permanent standard.

 

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