San Francisco /Los Angeles Chapter Joint Technical Meeting

  • Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulation Title 8, Section 5141.1, Protection from Wildfire Smoke
    October 27, 2020
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Topic: Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulation Title 8, Section 5141.1, Protection from Wildfire Smoke

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has promulgated an emergency regulation addressing indoor and outdoor worker exposure to wildfire smoke.  The regulation addresses worker exposures – NOT to firefighters, but to any employee working outdoors during a wildfire event, and potentially even to some indoor industrial workers.

Learning Objectives:

  • The process and schedule for emergency rulemaking;
  • The current status of and proposed changes to the Emergency Regulation;
  • Hazards to which outdoor workers are exposed during a wildfire event;
  • Conditions under which the regulation applies;
  • Workplaces subject to the regulation;
  • Requirements of the regulation, including monitoring, respiratory protection and training components; and
  • Components of the required communication plan.

Speaker: Jaime Steedman-Lyde, CIH, LEED AP (B.S., Chemistry) Yorke Engineering LLC

Jaime Steedman-Lyde has over 20 years of experience in the field of industrial hygiene.  A Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Ms. Steedman-Lyde has managed projects in a wide variety of industrial facilities, government agencies, and office environments.  Her knowledge of chemical hazards is supported by prior laboratory experience, and her past pharmaceutical experience has familiarized her with the hazards associated with drug manufacturing.  Her experience also includes performing industrial hygiene exposure assessments, sampling, results interpretation, and exposure control development, as well as indoor air quality assessments in non-industrial settings, which typically address issues related to mold, odors, and generalized employee working environment questions.

Ms. Steedman-Lyde currently serves on the board of the Professional Environmental Marketing Association, the California State University Northridge Environmental and Occupational Health Professional Advisory Board, the Analytical Accreditation Board of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Laboratory Accreditation Program, the Southern California Local Section of the AIHA, and the California Industrial Hygiene Council.  She has served for 2 years on the Board of Directors, Chicago Section of the AIHA, 2 years as the California Industrial Hygiene Council Treasurer, and 2 years as the California Industrial Hygiene Council President.  She is also a current Member of the U.S. Green Building Council and maintains a Leaders in Energy Efficient Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) certification.


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