Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 11:45:30 -0700
Reply-To: Regina Frasca <rfrasca**At_Symbol_Here**CSUSM.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Regina Frasca <rfrasca**At_Symbol_Here**CSUSM.EDU>
Subject: Police and Respirators
Comments: To: wglen**At_Symbol_Here**, Barry Rutledge ,
Monika Forest ,
Douglass Miller ,
Tom Whitfield ,
"Allen W. Lee" ,
Craig Dawson ,
Craig Ishida ,
David Moll ,
David Patterson ,
David Ragsdale ,
Diane Ehlers ,
Jon Mohoroski , Kelly Garcia ,
Ken Sator ,
Kevin Brady ,
Kevin Creed ,
Lisa Kao ,
Marc Guardi ,
Maryann Rozanski ,
Robert Shearer , Ron Norton ,
Ronald Misaski ,
Terry Gee
Comments: cc: Deborah High
Is anyone aware of a variance given to police officers for their use of
respirators.  This variance would enable them to use these devices
without compliance of the respirator protection standard as well as the
medical monitoring requirements.  I heard an urban legend that one does
exist and may be through "POST".  I have been working closely with our
officers and their PPE for homeland security (APR respirators).  I am
working on their training, implementation of a program, and medical
requirements.  I spoke with CAL OSHA Compliance and they had not heard
of such a variance and would hold the employer to this standard if
visited for an inspection.  Any info would be appreciatted

Regina M. Frasca
Cal State University San Marcos
Director of Risk Management & Safety
Work: 760-750-4502
Fax:    760-750-3208

RM&S:  Contributing to a total learning environment by providing
support, guidance, and leadership,  promoting safety and preserving the
human and physical resources of the campus community.

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resource management.


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