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DPR Respiratory Protection Rules

DPR amended sections 6000, 6720, 6738, and 6793, and adopted section 6739 of Title 3, California Code of Regulations. See: The regulatory action pertains to respiratory protection worn by employees working with pesticide materials. In summary, the action revised the written respiratory protection program that employers must establish when employees are required by pesticide label, restricted materials permit, or regulation to use respirators in the workplace.

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The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted a regulation to ban unnecessary hand weeding. (It applies equally to hand thinning and hand hot-capping, but for brevity's sake, only the term "hand weeding" is used in the rest of this summary.)

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