Tag: Air Quality Index

Oregon Issues Temporary Rules on Wildfire Smoke Protection

Following up on new excessive heat regulations, Oregon has issued temporary rules to protect employees from wildfire smoke. The rules have training and notification requirements and, notably, respirator specifications.  Who’s Covered, Not Covered  The new temporary rules apply whenever employees will be exposed to wildfire smoke producing an ambient air concentration for fine particulate matter with […]

What’s the Forecast for Tomorrow?

By Timothy P. Fagan, BLR Air Expert tfagan@blr.com How is air quality evaluated? It’s no surprise that the air quality where we live affects our health and our quality of life, but air quality in a given area is constantly changing.  So EPA developed the Air Quality Index (AQI) to help provide information about local […]