Wildfire smoke can be hazardous to human health. N95 respirators are one method of helping reduce exposure to smoke.
Cleaning up after a wildfire can expose people to many hazards. Choosing the right personal protective equipment is important.
N95s are one option for those working outside in poor air quality. Employers and workers using respirators need to be aware of associated regulations for proper use.
In addition to the requirements of Federal OSHA, the State OSHA of Washington, Oregon and California have specific requirements for employers in connection to the air quality index.
AirNow reports air quality using the official U.S. Air Quality Index which communicates whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you.
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Filtering Facepiece Respirators