- July 26, 2022 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Smoke from wildfires contains chemicals, gases and fine particles that can harm health. The greatest hazard comes from breathing fine particles in the air, which can reduce lung function, worsen asthma and other existing heart and lung conditions, and cause coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing. This class will teach workers prevention and treatment strategies when working in Wildfire Smoke affected environments.
What You Will Learn
- Participants on completion will understand the health hazards associated with airborne particulate matter generated by wildfires and employer’s requirement to provide the worker exposed to wildfire smoke training, N-95 respirators for voluntary use and Cal/OSHA Wildfire Smoke Standard.
- Airborne Particulate Matter 2 microns in size
- Airborne Fumes
- Monitoring Air quality
- Worker Training
- Health Hazards
- Understanding my health condition.
- Use of N-95 respirator, donning duration of use and change
- The Wildfire Standard T8 CCR 5141.1
Supervisory and field staff
Juan A. Calderon, CalOSHA DIR