North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District
707 L Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Office (707) 443-3093
Fax (707) 443-3099

Office Hours:
9 a.m. - Noon
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Burn Day Information
(707) 443-7665 or
(866) BURN-DAY

Emergencies / After hours
(707) 444-2233
Wildfire Smoke - OSHA Guidance

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (eg. Cal/OSHA) has adopted emergency regulation to protect workers from hazards associated with wildfire smoke.

Cal/OSHA has an emergency regulation (CCR section 5141.1) to protect employees exposed to wildfire smoke. The regulation requires the following: a) identification of harmful exposures, b) communication, c) training and instruction, d) control of harmful exposures, and e) specific particulate sampling requirements if an employer opts to monitor employee exposure with a direct reading instrument.

Employers should be aware that the CCR requirement to follow the "Current AQI" (as found on represents a broad area or county may not represent actual workplace AQI. Site workplace monitors (such as PurpleAir etc.) are allowed by the CCR might provide better local information but could also be problematic given their data unreliability and that they are not regulatory monitors. Read the CCR for specific guidance.

Worker Safety and Health in Wildfire Region (Cal/OSHA)

Protecting Outdoor Workers Exposed to Smoke from Wildfires (Cal/OSHA)
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Thursday January 27th

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