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Jun 02, 2022

WASHINGTON: Emergency wildfire smoke regulations issued

Safety and Health 

On June 1, 2022, Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) issued emergency regulations requiring employers to protect workers from wildfire smoke. The rules are effective June 15, 2022, through September 29, 2022. Vigilant will publish an Alert on the Washington emergency wildfire smoke rules in the next few days and update our Model Policy, Wildfire Smoke Program, to incorporate the rules. L&I has updated its webpage on wildfire smoke to address the recent emergency rules. As the summer heat approaches, you should also review our recent news article, Prepare for heat illness prevention.

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