Respiratory Protection Compliance Assistance

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Respiratory Protection Regulations

  • Title 3, California Code of Regulations, Section 6739, PDF . Text of respiratory protection regulation and associated regulations.

Compliance Assistance

  • Respiratory protection program guidelines, HS-1513 Fillable Form, PDF, (HS-1513 Spanish, PDF) - compliance assistance for developing a written program.
  • Medical evaluation questionnaire. English, PDF, (Spanish, PDF).
  • Respirator regulation handout, PDF (January 2008), - developed by the Napa County Agricultural Commissioner's office.
  • Summary of Worker Safety and Protection Regulations, PDF - developed by the Sacramento County Agricultural Commissioner's Office.
  • Voluntary respiratory provisions, PDF (February 2008) - Q&A handout
  • Compliance Documentation for Section 6739 (o)(5) End-of-Service Life - pesticide-specific directions from the respirator manufacturer.
  • Color Coding for NIOSH Approved Respirator Cartridges and Canisters, PDF - this list is not comprehensive. Always follow pesticide label instructions, regulations, and permit conditions when selecting respiratory protection.

Recommended Reading

  • The Small Entity Compliance Guide, PDF (5.6 mb). This U.S. Dept. of Labor publication will assist the administrator in managing a respiratory protection program.
  • Respiratory Protection in the Workplace, A Practical Guide for Small-Business Employers, PDF. Developed and prepared by the California Department of Industrial Relations.

For content questions, contact:
Harvard Fong
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 445-4211
Email: Harvard.Fong@cdpr.ca.gov