Protection from
Wildfire Smoke

Smoke from wildfires can be a hazard to workers even if they are not near the fire. The smoke contains tiny particles that can cause serious health effects. If the air is unhealthy due to wildfire smoke, employers must protect workers:

  • Monitor the air quality
  • Evaluate moving work to a location with healthy air
  • Provide N95 respirators and training

For questions about workplace safety and health requirements, contact Cal/OSHA’s Call Center with representatives available in English and Spanish during business hours. Call 833-579-0927.

Invite Cal/OSHA to an event, or request a presentation or educational training by submitting an Outreach Request Form.

July 2022