This month’s training focused on some of the hazards on a growing list of respiratory issues we deal with working in the San Joaquin Valley. Respirable Silica, Valley Fever, and Wildfire Smoke have the potential to blanket a job site with dust or smoke and put workers in harms way. We use substitution and elimination methods to control dust. And we have invested in air monitors that can alert us to site specific real-time poor air quality.