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How To Protect Outdoor Employees From Wildfire Smoke


Outdoor workers, particularly those in landscaping and agriculture, can suffer from respiratory problems and eye irritation due to poor air quality caused by wildfires. Employers need to monitor air quality, provide respiratory protection, and educate employees about the risks and signs of smoke-related health issues. Companies without access to expensive air filtration systems can use portable air purifiers and consider relocating staff if necessary. Furthermore, having an emergency response plan in place can help employers prepare for potential smoke exposure before the wildfire season begins.