HR Management & Compliance

Californians Need Not Fear Japan Radiation, Officals Say

If you have employees worried about the potential effects of radiation exposure from last week’s tragedy in Japan, California public health officials emphasize that there is no cause for concern.

In a recent statement, the interim director of the California Department
of Public Health, Dr. Howard Backer, and acting secretary of the
California Emergency Management Agency, Mike Dayton, said:

“[W]e are in constant contact with the federal
agencies responsible for monitoring radiation levels across the West
We want to emphasize that the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have all stated that
there is no risk expected to California or its residents as a result of
the situation in Japan.
We are actively monitoring
the situation in Japan and are ready to take all steps necessary to
protect Californians should risks develop.”

For more info, visit the California Emergency Management Agency website at

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