How to Protect Outdoor Workers from Smoke-Filled Skies from Wildfires

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Wildfire smoke poses a serious health risk to outdoor workers. Employers can take practical measures to ensure their workers are protected from the harmful effects of wildfire smoke. These measures include monitoring the AQI, having an emergency response plan in place, providing respiratory protection equipment, limiting outdoor work hours or providing alternative indoor work options when air quality conditions become unhealthy. By providing a safe work environment, employers can protect their workers’ health and prevent potential legal liability.