Oregon OSHA has issued Wildfire Smoke and Outside Work Activities Guidelines for employers who have employees working outside during air quality events created by the wildfires.

For OSU work and/or academic studies that take place outdoors, check the Air Quality Index (AQI) https://www.airnow.gov/ or http://oregon.envi-das.com/home/map

Statewide AQI Map:

If the AQI is above 150, please consider rescheduling the work or activity, if feasible, to a time when the air quality improves. If the work or activity cannot be rescheduled, N95 or alternative filtering facepiece respirators must be provided in accordance with Oregon OSHA guidelines.

Contact ehs@oregonstate.edu to obtain a respirator.

See the Respiratory Protection Program for additional information.