Proposed Respirator Stockpile

Assemblyman Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) has introduced legislation aimed at providing farmworkers with respirators during wildfire season. It would require Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health to designate a wildfire … Read More »

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Respirator Shortage About to Ease?

Gov. Gavin Newsom says a China-based manufacturer is expected to receive N95 respirator certification from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). But as of deadline approval has … Read More »

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Airing Out the Respirator Issue

Nurse representatives and other employee advocates are pressing Cal/OSHA to rethink its stance on respirator protections, as the state attempts to remedy a severe shortage. The issue was thoroughly debated … Read More »

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DOSH Adopts Federal Respirator Guidance

The COVID crisis evolves and respirator shortages have become painfully evident in California and throughout the country. Now Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has removed several guidance documents … Read More »

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46 COR 40-8204 [¶22,979] CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES – DUSTS, FUMES, MISTS, VAPORS AND GASES, RESPIRATORY PROTECTION, MEDICAL EVALUATION Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 5144(e)(1) (2019) – The Division … Read More »

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