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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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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Delay Respirator Enforcement?

Employer representatives are asking Cal/OSHA to temporarily halt enforcement of the respirator requirements of the rule on employee protection from wildfire smoke.  They reason the urgent needs of healthcare in … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Says Fear the Beard

The Cal/OSH Standards Board has denied a variance to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department that would have allowed deputies to wear air-purifying respirators (APR) with a beard. The department sought … Read More »

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