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As smoke from wildfires in Canada drifts through large swaths of Canadian provinces and the United States, what facts and tips should in-house counsel consider? Learn from this curated selection or resources.

News reports

Maps: Tracking Air Quality and Smoke From Canada Wildfires, by Madison Dong, Bea Malsky, Lazaro Gamio, Scott Reinhard, Leanne Abraham, Matthew Bloch, Martín González Gómez, Judson Jones and John-Michael Murphy, The New York Times

A third day of smoky air gives millions in US East Coast, Canada a new view of wildfire threat, by Jennifer Petlz and Rob Gillies, AP News

Canada on track for its worst-ever wildfire season, Reuters

Air pollution cloaks eastern US for a second day. Here’s why there is so much smoke, by Kathy McCormack and Michael Phillis, AP News

Google tells employees in New York and along the East Coast to work from home as wildfire smoke fills the air, Jennifer Elias, CNBC

Governmental sources

Wild Fire Smoke, a Fact Sheet from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wildfires, by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Protecting Outdoor Workers Exposed to Smoke from Wildfires, State of California, Department of Industrial Relations

Wild Fire Smoke and Air Quality, by the Government of Canada

Other resources

What You Should Do as Canadian Wildfire Smoke Moves Across Parts of U.S., by The American National Red Cross

Wildfire Resources for Employers, by Beth Mirza, Society for Human Resources Management

Leveraging Trust in Times of Crisis: Practical Tips for Chief Legal Officers, Association of Corporate Counsel

Who Should Take the Lead in a Crisis?, by Tony Jacques, ACC Docket

Top Ten Insurance Issues in the Event of a Crisis, by Nicole B. Weinstein and John H. Kazanjian, Beveridge & Diamond, PC

A Policyholder's Primer on Commercial Insurance in the United States, by John A. Gibbons, Partner, Omid Safa, Partner, Justin F. Lavella, Partner, James S. Carter, Of Counsel, Kyle P. Brinkman, Associate, Dominique A. Meyer, Associate, Blank Rome LLP

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