Cal/OSHA Requires Employers to Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Posted on: September 16th, 2020 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

As wildfires continue raging throughout California, Cal/OSHA has issued a reminder to employers that they are required to protect their outdoor workers from smoke if the air quality index exceeds 151. Cal/OSHA has extended an emergency regulation it put in place in August 2019 through January 2021 as it works on a permanent regulation on […]

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As Wildfire Risks Increase, Insuring Businesses More Difficult

Posted on: August 27th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Business property coverage is getting more difficult to come by for operations located in areas that are susceptible to wildfires. The devastating wildfires of the last few years, along with the thousands of homes and businesses that have been burned or damaged due to these events, has resulted in insurers becoming more selective about the […]

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Cal/OSHA Issues Emergency Rules to Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Posted on: July 23rd, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Cal/OSHA has issued emergency regulations that require employers of outdoor workers to take protective measures, including providing respiratory equipment, when air quality is significantly affected by wildfires. Smoke from wildfires can travel hundreds of miles and while an area may not be in danger of the fire, the smoke can be thick and dangerous, reaching […]

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Cal/OSHA Working on Rules to Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke

Posted on: June 24th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Cal/OSHA is developing regulations that would require employers of outdoor workers to provide respiratory equipment when air quality is significantly affected by wildfires. Smoke from wildfires can travel hundreds of miles and while an area may not be in danger of the wildfire, the smoke can be thick and dangerous, reaching unhealthy levels. The danger […]

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