COVID-19 snarled groundbreaking Calif. wildfire safeguards

Cal/OSHA issued four citations against employers for bringing workers to evacuated areas during the 2019 wildfire season but none during 2020. The wildfire regulation doesn’t address the practice. “These are zones that, by definition, are hazardous, but migrant workers are being asked to risk their lives,” said Michael Méndez, an [assistant social ecology] professor at the University of California, Irvine.