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Preparing Your California Business for Wildfires: Protecting Your Business and Your Employees - On-Demand

Preparing Your California Business for Wildfires: Protecting Your Business and Your Employees - On-Demand

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Preparing Your California Business for Wildfires: Protecting Your Business and Your Employees - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.

WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to comply with the California Department of Industrial Relations’ emergency regulation to protect workers and your organization from smoke-related hazards.


California’s Department of Industrial Relations’ (DIR) Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has adopted an emergency regulation to safeguard workers from wildfire-associated smoke hazards.

Given that the state has experienced devastating seasonal wildfires for the past few years, and the trend appears to be continuing, t’s critical for organizations with operations in California to get up to speed on this new regulation so they can ensure they’ve got required protections in place.

Use this on-demand webinar with Health and Safety Attorney Jennifer Yanni of Ogletree Deakins who will explain the practical impact of the DIR’s newly released emergency regulation on employers in the California.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify your compliance obligations under Cal/OSHA’s wildfire smoke emergency regulation
  • Prepare your business for a wildfire emergency, from personnel considerations (remote work, communication, etc.) to physical facility preparedness
  • Identify your organization’s and your employees’ likely exposure to wildfire hazards
  • Identify necessary protective measures and equipment to protect employees from wildfire smoke
  • Meet workplace safety training obligations under the emergency regulation


About Your Presenter

Jennifer Yani

Jennifer Yanni Esq.
Ogletree Deakins

Jennifer Yanni has spent the entirety of her legal career litigating labor and employment issues. She began her practice representing plaintiffs against national corporations and second-chaired an arbitration that resulted in a six-figure award in a rare reverse-discrimination suit. For the past five years, she has represented employers on a wide range of labor and employment issues. She has defended employers in a variety of industries in cases involving discrimination on the basis of race, sex, and disability; wage and hour disputes involving claims of unpaid overtime, meal breaks, and rest breaks; and consulting issues to clients on fair employment practices.

Yanni also represents employers in Health and Safety. She has advised employers on safety, risk management, and Cal/OSHA regulations. She has represented employers in investigations, appeals of citations, and enforcement proceedings by Cal/OSHA. She prepares and reviews written safety policies and procedures for employers in the construction, entertainment, healthcare, and management industries. She has developed and presented to employers on a wide range of safety-related issues, including workplace violence in the healthcare industry, fall protection, and legislative developments. For an employer that is the target of a Cal/OSHA inspection, Yanni provides representation from the start of the inspection through settlement or litigation.