Air Quality Event Report: A guide to how organizations are planning, preparing, and responding to events

  • 02 Sep 2020

A new report from BRMA and the California Resiliency Alliance (CRA) entitled Air Quality Event Report: A guide to how organizations are planning, preparing, and responding to events has been published.
 
As we face another summer and fall of wildfires, we again have the risk of air quality events. Last year the CRA and BRMA teamed up on a survey to look at this topic in California. In total, over 100 responses were received from the public and private sectors.

As the risk of air quality events increases, and they become a recognized hazard, more attention and planning will be required.
 
The goal of the report is to increase the understanding of the impacts of air quality events and how others are managing them; thereby, supporting organizations in their planning and preparedness efforts.

Report sections address:

  • The Air Quality Index (AQI)
  • The Effects of Air Quality Events on People and Organizations
  • Planning for Air Quality Events
  • Protecting Employees / Reducing Exposure
  • Minimizing Business Impacts
  • Monitoring Air Quality Levels
  • Information Sharing
  • Respondents’ Planning Assumptions
  • Employee Opinions of what Employers Should Do
  • Additional Concerns About Air Quality Events

 Three appendices include respirator usage, AQI considerations, and a collection of resources.

The report is accessible to download for free from this link.


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