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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 16, 2018, 9:52 am

Poor air quality in Contra Costa is expected to continue through the weekend due to the Camp Fire in Butte County. Stay indoors when possible and keep doors and windows closed. Avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue or light-headedness. Visit for air quality information. Visit for current air quality conditions in your zip code. Visit for smoke-related health information.

Media Advisory

Industrial Safety Ordinance Annual Performance Review and Evaluation Report

October 15, 2004

Archived. This is an older press release from 2004 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2018 items.


Contra Costa Health Services officials will present to the county Board of Supervisors the Industrial Safety Ordinance Annual Performance Review and Evaluation Report. The report discusses the effectiveness of the Ordinance, the audits that have been performed, the accident history in the last year, information that is available on Health Services website, and the public participation process.


The Board meeting begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 19, and the report is expected to be presented at 11.


The meeting is in the Board chambers of 651 Pine Street in Martinez.


"This report is a requirement of the county Industrial Safety Ordinance," said Randy Sawyer, Director of Hazardous Materials Programs for Contra Costa Health Services, the county health department. "In addition to information about the ordinance, the report summarizes the major chemical accidents and releases of the past year as well as the dates of inspections at all seven sites covered by the ordinance."


To get more information about the report or the Industrial Safety Ordinance, call Contra Costa Health Services' Hazardous Materials Programs at 925-646-2286. The full report is available online at

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Press Contact
  • Randy Sawyer
  • Director of Hazardous Materials Programs
  • 925-646-2286