Many PRISM members are battling and are affected by wildfires burning throughout the State. Here is a compilation of various PRISM resources, links, and information for members affected by Wildfires. Please do not hesitate to contact PRISM if we can assist in any way.
Risk Control Resources
Wildfire Smoke Awareness Course: Developed by PRISM Risk Control staff and available on the Vector Solutions (formerly TargetSolutions) platform for assignment. The "PRISM: Wildfire Smoke Awareness" course was created to help members meet the Cal/OSHA training requirements to protect outdoor employees exposed to wildfire smoke.
Risk Simplified on Protecting Employees and Understanding the Rules: This informative document was developed by PRISM’s Risk Control Department and is designed to assist our members’ efforts to understand the Cal/OSHA regulatory requirements for protecting outdoor workers exposed to wildfire smoke.
Risk Simplified on Wildfire Smoke Ventilation and Preserving Indoor Air Quality: This document was developed by PRISM's Risk Control Department and is full of ways to mitigate the risks associated with wildfire smoke in air quality.
Cal/OSHA Requirements to Protect Workers Exposed to Wildfire Smoke: An 8-minute video put together by Cal/OSHA to help employers and workers understand the requirements of the regulation (section 5141.1). This video can be found on YouTube and also the Cal/OSHA Training Academy website.
PRISM Voluntary Respirator Use Training: Filtering Facepiece Respirators (A.K.A. N95): a Vector Solutions training on respirator use based on Cal/OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard (Title 8 CCR 5144) and demonstrates simple steps that will help workers properly wear a respirator.
Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19: The CDC has put together some additional information pertaining to how the current pandemic may affect your response and preparation for wildfires. In some cases, the combination of COVID-19 epidemic and wildfires may require modifying emergency plans.
Indoor Air Quality resources: Protecting Indoor Workplaces from Wildfire Smoke with Building Ventilation Systems and Other Methods and Interim guidance for Ventilation, Filtration, and Air Quality in Indoor Environments.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Risk Control department, or call 916.850.7300.
Healthcare Resources During Catastrophic Events
- Sidney DiDmenico, PRISM Director of Employee Benefits
- Heather Evans, Senior Employee Benefits Specialist
Crisis Incident Services
- Crisis Incident Management – for assistance with potential claims incidents needing PR assistance, call 916.850.7700.
- Crisis Incident Counseling (MHN) – for death in the workplace counseling.