Ocupational Health and Safety

With a few exceptions, Cal/OSHA´S Respirator Regulation, Section 5144, applies to all workplace respirator use.

Elements of the comprehensive respirator program required of employers:

  • All procedures must be in written form
  • Selection of appropriate respirators
  • Medical evaluation of respirator users*
  • Face seal fit testing - revised annually
  • Procedures for routine and emergency use
  • Respirator cleaning and disinfection, storage, inspection, maintenance and repair
  • Air quality monitoring for supplied air devices
  • Employee training - revised annually
  • Periodic program evaluation           


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