Tesla aims to cut wildfire smoke exposure for Nevada Gigafactory workers, memo explains

Tesla aims to cut wildfire smoke exposure for Nevada Gigafactory workers, memo explains

Sep 19, 2022 by CNBC

Key Facts

  • Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images As a massive wildfire chewed through tens of thousands of acres in California over the past week, smoke and ash billowed into nearby towns including Sparks — home to Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada.
  • According to an internal memo shared with CNBC, Tesla informed employees at the facility that the building's heating, venting and cooling (HVAC) system was set to a "recirculation mode to limit the amount of outside air pulled into the factory."
  • Overall air quality around the Tesla facility was ranked "unhealthy" to "very unhealthy" on Thursday and Friday with around 57 micrograms of fine particulate matter per cubic meter of air, according to the U.S.
  • Workers stationed at or frequently going to outdoor areas were urged to pick up N95 masks at an office in the Gigafactory, and kept apprised of air quality levels this week as well.

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