Wildfire Safety Tips
No matter where you are in California, it is likely you will experience smoke from wildfires, which contains fine particles that can harm your health.
The young, elderly, and those with asthma or heart or lung conditions are at greatest risk. Symptoms may include coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing.
- Stay inside during poor air quality days if possible. Enter your zip code for current conditions.
- If you need to be outside, wear a mask to filter out fine particles. N95 masks are effective if worn properly. Bandanas and common hospital masks are not enough.
- Employers must provide proper protective equipment to their employees if the working conditions include harmful exposures. See Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Title 8 section 3203 and section 5141. WCAHS provides free IIPP training and has templates and tools available.