Bloomberg Law
May 24, 2019, 5:44 PM

California Eases Wildfire Smoke Worker Safeguards Proposal

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

California’s latest version of a proposal to protect workers from wildfire smoke eases some of the mandates that rankled employers.

The revised rule, however, continues to cover indoor workers, as well as those who labor outside where smoke exposure poses a higher risk.

The proposed rule is set for a July 18 review by the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, a spokesman for the Department of Industrial Relations said.

If approved, the requirements could be in place as an emergency rule in time for California’s late summer wildfire season.

Air Quality Triggers

Unchanged from the first draft ...