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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit cchealth.org for smoke tips and airnow.gov for air quality in your area

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Contra Costa County's Hazardous Materials program serves area residents by responding to emergencies and monitoring hazardous materials.
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Vision

A Clean, Healthy, and Safe Environment.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Contra Costa Health Services Hazardous Materials Programs is to protect human health and the environment by promoting pollution prevention, increasing process safety knowledge and environmental awareness, responding to incidents, and implementing consistent regulatory compliance and enforcement programs.

Goals

  • Maintain a safe and professional work place that promotes productivity and teamwork
  • Create an office culture that promotes a professional work place
  • All businesses are in 100% compliance with Hazardous Material Programs regulations
  • No major chemical accidents or releases
  • Incident responses are performed safely, timely and effectively and follow safe practices
  • Establish a customer service element as part of Hazardous Materials Programs
  • Maintain a consistent and fair enforcement program
  • Green Business has incorporated pollution prevention
  • Paperless Office
  • IPM Coordinator works cooperatively with County Departments to improve the County's IPM Program


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Contra Costa Hazardous Materials Programs
4585 Pacheco Blvd. Suite 100
Martinez, CA 94553 [Map & Directions]
ccchazmat@hsd.cccounty.us
925-335-3200

24-hour hotline number for emergencies only: 925-335-3232