Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 14:20:34 -0700
Reply-To: "David L. Patterson" <dlpatterson**At_Symbol_Here**CSUPOMONA.EDU>
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From: "David L. Patterson" <dlpatterson**At_Symbol_Here**CSUPOMONA.EDU>
Subject: Re: Police and Respirators
Comments: To: Regina Frasca ,
wglen**At_Symbol_Here**, Barry Rutledge ,
Monika Forest ,
Douglass Miller ,
Tom Whitfield ,
"Allen W. Lee" ,
Craig Dawson ,
Craig Ishida ,
David Moll ,
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
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POST has been lobbying for this exception.  But to the best of my knowledge
they do not have it yet.  Our Police Officer here comply with all elements
of the Respirator Standard.

At 11:45 AM 6/30/2004, Regina Frasca wrote:
>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.
>Finance & Administrative Services: Building excellence in service and
>resource management.

Be Safe

David L. Patterson, Director
Environmental Health & Safety
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, California 91768-4026
Phone:    (909) 869-3695
Fax:      (909) 869-4698
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