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"Undocumented" Farmworkers Toil in Fire Evacuation Zones

September 08, 2020

During the Walbridge and Meyers wildfires, Sonoma County provided access certifications to 375 employers. A final wildfire smoke rule will be decided by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health in coming months with a temporary version being tested now. Advocates are pushing for masks to be offered at AQI 101 and required at 301, but a coalition including CAWG, Wine Institute, and others, pushed back? Are regulations for work in smoke insufficient? (3500 + words).