Protection of Workers from Wildfire Smoke Advisory Meetings

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 7, Section 5141.1

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Harris State Building
1515 Clay St., 2nd Floor, Room 1
Oakland, CA

In response to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board's July 18th, 2019 vote and adoption of the emergency regulation, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) will convene an advisory meeting seeking input on the development of a permanent regulation for the protection of employees from exposure to unhealthy levels of wildfire smoke. Cal/OSHA will hold this advisory committee meeting on Tuesday August 27th, 2019 in Oakland.

At this advisory meeting, stakeholders and the public will have an opportunity to provide input on information and scientific data on employee exposure to wildfire smoke, control measures, feasibility, or costs.

If you have questions regarding this meeting, please contact Deputy Chief of Health Eric Berg at (510) 286-7010 or Senior Safety Engineer Amalia Neidhardt at (916) 263-1944.

Meeting Documents

In response to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board's decision on March 21, 2019 to GRANT in part Petition No. 573, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) held an advisory meeting on May 8, 2019 in Oakland seeking input on the development of an emergency rulemaking proposal addressing worker exposure to wildfire smoke. For the latest status of the rulemaking, visit the Standards Board web page for New Section 5154.1.

Persons interested in receiving announcements and updates pertaining to the advisory meeting, and persons interested in providing information and scientific data on employee exposure to wildfire smoke, control measures, feasibility, or costs may contact Deputy Chief of Health Eric Berg at (510) 286-7010 or Senior Safety Engineer Amalia Neidhardt at (916) 263-1944.

August 2019