Wildfire smoke and cleanup presents hazards that employers and workers in affected regions must understand. Smoke from wildfires contains chemicals, gases and fine particles that can harm health. Hazards continue even after fires have been extinguished and cleanup work begins. Proper protective equipment and training is required for worker safety in wildfire regions.
Cal/OSHA encourages employers and workers to review the information and resources on their site to protect workers exposed to smoke from wildfires and worker safety during cleanup.