Protect Yourself: Wildfire Smoke Employee Training


This 45-minute to 1-hour e-learning training is for workers in three states that have regulations to protect employees from the health hazards of wildfire smoke -- California, Washington State and Oregon. The course is also beneficial for employees in other states who may be exposed to wildfire smoke even if their state does not have a regulation.

  • Contact Hours/REHS Contact Hours: 1.0 hour
  • Accreditation Agency:  Phylmar Academy, a division of The Phylmar Group, Inc

Who Will Benefit from This Course?

Workers and supervisors who may be exposed to the effects of wildfire smoke.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

    • List four things your employer is required to do in the event a wildfire affects the air quality at your workplace.
    • Identify the meaning of the six AQI Color Chart levels.
    • List at least three main components of wildfire smoke.
    • Explain how smoke particles can get into the body.
    • Explain the effects of wildfire smoke on air quality.
    • Recognize three symptoms of acute wildfire smoke exposure.
    • List three chronic illnesses associated with exposure to wildfire smoke.
    • Explain the two conditions that trigger the regulation.
    • List three things to do if you suspect that wildfire smoke is affecting air quality.
    • List three main ways to control exposure to wildfire smoke particles.
    • Select the correct type of respirators you can wear to filter PM2.5.
    • Discuss the difference between voluntary and mandatory respirator use.
    • Exercise your rights to protect yourself from exposure without fear of reprisals.

Topics Include

  • • The health effects from exposure to wildfire smoke.
  • • Your right as an employee to protect yourself without fear of reprisal.
    • Ways to protect yourself if you or your co-workers feel symptoms of exposure.
    • What your supervisor is required to do to protect you when the air quality is hazardous to your health.
    • What the Air Quality Index is, where to get the information, and how to read and interpret it.
    • Recognizing symptoms of exposure in yourself and others.


1-2 seats - $39 per seat

3-10 seats - $29 per seat

11+ seats - $19 per seat

For bulk pricing or to license the course for unlimited users, please contact for additional discounts.

The course certificate of completion acknowledges completion of a specific course; it does not certify the participant to perform any particular work or task.

single seat $39.00

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