As Valley Fever cases continue to rise in California, a recent law aims to protect construction workers in areas of the state most affected by the disease. Assembly Bill 203—signed into law in October 2019—requires construction employers in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Monterey, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare, and Ventura counties to provide effective Valley Fever awareness and prevention training to employees.
Training should include:
- Prevention methods
- Risk factors
- How to recognize symptoms
- Importance of reporting symptoms to an employer and seeking medical attention
The law requires employers to complete the training by May 1, 2020. View the guide below for help meeting this new training requirement.