Any employee who works outdoors or in non-filtered buildings and/or vehicles for more than one hour per shift must be trained in wildfire smoke protection.
This online training includes:
- Health Effects of airborne particulates associated with wildfire smoke
- Options for medical treatment for employees wo become ill or injured due to wildfire smoke without fear of reprisal
- What the Air Quality Index (AQI) is, how AQI information is obtained, and how it is used to determine wildfire smoke protection decisions
- The requirements of Title 8, section 5141.1
- Communication Requirements
- Respiratory Protection, including how to properly wear N-95 respirators. Note that employees are given respirators to wear voluntarily must fill out the Voluntary Use of N-95s form and receive N-95 training (the N-95 training is also included in the wildfire smoke protection training mentioned above.)
Departments are responsible for supplementing this training with situation specific information like the specific means of two-way communication with employees and the specific controls that will be implemented (working indoors for the day, changing procedures, respiratory protection, changing work locations, etc.)
**PLEASE NOTE: The Learning Management System (LMS), where trainings are housed, is set up for employees. If you are a student or visiting scholar, you must request access to the system before you can complete your training. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to the system.