To prepare for an evacuation, take these precautionary steps
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Be safe - if you feel like you are in danger, leave
Listen to mandatory evacuation warnings - if you are under one, evacuate as quickly as possible
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Calls are overwhelming 911 centers - call 911 only if you see fire near your house
For urgent questions call:
Cal Fire Incident Information Line: 707-967-4207
County Office of Emergency Services: 707-299-1892
Employers are required to follow regulated health and safety protocols throughout the year, and worker safety is paramount during any disaster. In the case of fire, additional protections are required and recommended.
The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation partners with the Napa County Agricultural Commissioner's Office to distribute masks for farmworkers during smoky conditions and to comply with Cal/OSHA standards.
Request Your Masks by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 707-944-8311.
To filter out fine particles, respirators must be labeled N-95, N-99, N-100, R-95, P-95, P-99, or P-100, and must be labeled approved by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Approved respiratory protective equipment is necessary for employees working in outdoor locations designated by local air quality management districts as “Very Unhealthy,” “Unhealthy” or “Hazardous”
It takes more effort to breathe through a respirator, and it can increase the risk of heat stress. Frequent breaks are advised. Workers feeling dizzy, faint or nauseous are advised to go to a clean area, remove the respirator and seek medical attention
Respirators should be discarded if they become difficult to breathe through or if the inside becomes dirty
Instructions for proper mask usage in English and Spanish can be found here
UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health & Safety - Wildfire Smoke Exposure Checklist in English and Spanish
Be aware of Cal/OSHA regulations, adopted as of 2019, which require employers to provide N95 masks if PM2.5 is 151 or greater.
Employers with operations exposed to wildfire smoke must take appropriate safety measures as part of Cal/OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program under Title 8 section 3203 of the California Code of Regulations and as required under section 5141 (Control of Harmful Exposure to Employees).
According to new emergency regulations adopted in 2019, employers of employees in outdoor workplaces must provide and encourage use of N95 respirators when the Air Quality Index (AQI) exceeds 150, due to the presence of particulate matter of 2.5 microns or smaller (PM 2.5). Compliance is required if employers can reasonably anticipate that employees may be exposed to wildfire smoke.