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Protection from Wildfire Smoke - Do you smell that?!

Posted by CSTC Staff
15 Oct 2019 09:00 AM

CAL/OSHA has proposed and adopted a new emergency regulation known as section 5141.1.  The new regulation is concerned with providing a safe work environment for outside workers when there is wildfire in the area and the current Air Quality Index (AQI) is 151 or greater.  The concern here is that wildfires can produce particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers, at this size it is too small for the body to filter out naturally.  At they are known to filter down to the deepest recesses of the lung and can cause heart and lung health issues. 

July 30 2019 Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulation to Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke in Effect

Posted by CSTC Staff
31 Jul 2019 05:20 PM

Department of Industrial Relations State of California made a News Release July 30 2019, stating — "Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulation requiring employers to protect workers from hazards associated with wildfire smoke is now in effect, following its approval yesterday by the Office of Administrative Law." 

Read more for the full news release

Our Trainer Rey shows us Respirator Maintenance and Cleaning

Posted by CSTC Staff
28 Mar 2019 09:00 AM

Rey, a Trainer from CSTC showing us how to do a Respirator Take apart and cleaning.This time of the year, Pesticides and Respirators are popular trainings and topics of many questions. We had the chance to have Rey, one of CSTC's Trainers talk us through respirator take apart, cleaning, and even walk us through the proper way to put on and remove a respirator mask.

Ben Laverty III talks about Respirators and their use in 2019

Posted by CSTC Staff
13 Mar 2019 09:00 AM

In the video below, Ben Laverty III talks about Respirators, their training, storage and care, fines for respirator and for pesticides, as well as Filters and how 2019 rules have changed the way you should use respirators. Below the video is a full transcript for your reading needs.