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File #: 20-776    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/10/2020 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 8/18/2020 Final action:
Title: Approve Wildfire Smoke Protection Policy
Sponsors: County Counsel
Attachments: 1. Wildfire Smoke Program
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Date:                                          August 18, 2020                     


To:                                          The Honorable Moke Simon, Chair, Lake County Board of Supervisors


From:                                          Jeff Rein, Risk Manager/Safety Officer


Subject:                     Approve Wildfire Smoke Protection Policy


Executive Summary: (include fiscal and staffing impact narrative):

The attached Wildfire Smoke Protection Policy is presented for your Board's consideration. This policy is borne out of emergency regulations set forth by CalOSHA which are intended to reduce employee exposure to wildfire smoke. 

The proposed policy reflects the provisions required by the regulation and also includes some practical provisions which our Lake County experience has proven effective including closure of HVAC economizers and placement of air scrubbers.

The proposed policy has been circulated to department heads for review and reflects their input.

Upon adoption, this policy will become a permanent component of the County Injury Illness and Protection Program.                                         


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Recommended Action: Approve the Wildfire Smoke Protection Plan