Develop an Emergency Response Plan for Wildfire Season and
Establish criteria for mandatory evacuations of your facility.
Cal/OSHA’s regulation T8CCR, section 5141.1, Protection From Wildfire Smoke, addresses the hazards workers may be exposed to from the small particles in wildfire smoke, known as PM2.5. This fact sheet provides an overview, not all of the requirements of section 5141.1.
Wildfire smoke can be a hazard for workers even when they are not close to a fire. The smoke contains very fine particles in the air, also called particulate matter (PM). Cal/OSHA has a regulation, section 5141.1, Protection From Wildfire Smoke, that requires employers to protect workers from unhealthy levels of PM2.5. This fact sheet provides an overview, not all the details of the section 5141.1 requirements.
This guide by the IIBHS provides tips on property maintenance, building material recommendations, property improvement recommendations, and simple maintenance considerations for keeping a property safe from wildfire.
Consider facility access restrictions for days to weeks and
develop a contingency plan for prolonged site isolation.