Industrial Hygiene

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eLEARNING: Available 24/7 on the UC Learning Center


This course is required for employees who work outside or in non-filtered buildings and/or vehicles for more than one hour per shift and may be exposed to wildfire smoke at a PM2.5 Air Quality Index (AQI) of 151 or greater for more than one hour during their shift. Trainees will learn about important UCSB and Cal/OSHA Wildfire Smoke Protection Program requirements, including:

  • The health effects of wildfire smoke;
  • The right to obtain medical treatment without fear of reprisal;
  • How employees can obtain the current Air Quality Index (AQI) for PM2.5;3
  • The requirements of Title 8, section 5141.1;
  • The employer's two-way communication system;
  • The employer's methods to protect employees from wildfire smoke;
  • The importance, limitations, and benefits of using a respirator when exposed to wildfire smoke;
  • How to properly put on and use the respirators provided by the employer.

For more information, please contact the Industrial Hygiene Program at