Wildfire Smoke Training

Wildfire Smoke Protection and N-95 Respirator Training  

This information is based on Cal/OSHA Appendix B to Title 8 Section 5141.1. The standard is applicable when the Air Quality Index for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is 151 or greater. It applies to employees who work outside or in non-filtered buildings and/or vehicles for more than one hour per shift.  

Ensure completion of Wildfire Smoke Protection and N-95 Respirator training via these options:

OR

  • Supervisor-led discussion using the EH&S Wildfire Smoke Protection & N95 Training handout. This option includes a form to document training attendance.

 
If you have questions about this training requirement, please contact the EH&S training team: ehstrain@berkeley.edu.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) 

PPE may be required for employees who work outside or in non-filtered buildings during smoke events. 

Please contact the PPE coordinator at ppe@berkeley.edu or by calling (510) 642-3073 if you have any questions or comments about personal protective equipment.

Wildfire Smoke Monitoring Information