UPDATE Thomas Fire - Worker Safety and Information Links

December 08, 2017

A state of emergency (http://link.calstrawberry.com/offic225d) continues for the Thomas Fire which is affecting 108,000 acres and in the area in and around Carpinteria, Ventura, Santa Paula, the Oxnard plain and Ojai Valley.

Smoke is widespread and air quality is considered unhealthy and even hazardous in some areas. Alerts have expanded to include San Luis Obispo county in addition to Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Measures should be implemented to ensure worker health and safety due to unhealthy air quality. Specific guidance can be found in Cal/OSHA's notice on Wildfire Safety Notice for Employers: http://link.calstrawberry.com/5fe9.
Detailed information about proper use of N95 respirator masks is contained here: https://www.dir.ca.gov/DOSH/wildfire/n95EngSpan.pdf.
For updated information regarding air quality advisories, refer to the California Air Resources Board blog: http://californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com/.
Additionally, boil water notices are in effect for Ventura, Upper Ojai and beach communities related to pressure loss and water supply, including irrigation water: https://www.casitaswater.org/.
For more detailed information regarding how the fires are affecting your area, refer to