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Hazards continue after the wildfire

Fires continue to rage in Southern California this December, continuing a long and brutal wildfire season for the state. Low rainfall and high winds have caused the Thomas fire (which spans 150 square miles as of this post) to spread through Venture and Los Angeles counties.

Once the flames die out, there will be weeks or months of cleanup and repair needed. Workers involved in the clean up will face a variety of hazards as they help affected communities. OSHA has updated it’s site with resources on common hazards associated with wildfires and highlight useful precautions for workers:

Read more on the OSHA website [25]