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OSHA has posted a series of videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on the job. There are nine short videos, eight of which are also available in Spanish. Topics include respiratory protection in general industry, respiratory protection in construction, respiratory types, fit testing, maintenance and care of respirators, medical evaluations, training requirements, voluntary use of respirators, and counterfeit and altered respirators. For more information on respirators, see OSHA's Respiratory Protection Safety and Health Topics Page.

NOTE: (1) the videos provided in the following link reference Federal OSHA regulations. Please reference Title 8 CCR Section 5144 for Cal/OSHA specific requirements;
NOTE: (2) Reference Title 8 CCR Section 1530.1 regarding the prohibition of cutting, grinding, sanding concrete or masonry materials without wet or local exhaust controls.

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NOTE: the information provided in this link references Federal OSHA regulations. Please reference Title 8 CCR Sections 5095 - 5100 for specific Cal/OSHA requirements.

Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling

This booklet is written for managers and supervisors in industries that involve the manual handling of containers. It offers suggestions to improve the handling of rectangular, square, and cylindrical containers, sacks, and bags.

Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling - cover page

Protect Yourself from Heat Illness / Protejase de las Enfermedades Causadas por el Calor

A small pamphlet for employees containing information on how they can recognize and prevent heat illness.

Protect Yourself from Heat Illness / Protejase de las Enfermedades Causadas por el Calor - small doc image

Easy Ergonomics for Desktop Computer Users

Easy Ergonomics for Desktop Computer Users - Booklet aids in the identification of potential work station problems and provides suggested improvements.

Easy Ergonomics for Desktop Computer Users

Easy Ergonomics: A Guide to Selecting Non-Powered Hand Tools

  • Easy Ergonomics: A Guide to Selecting Non-Powered Hand Tools - The purpose of this booklet is to help you select or purchase the best available ergonomically designed non-powered hand tool. English - acrobata image version - 1.27MB - html version - Spanish - acrobata image version 3.03MB

Working Safer and Easier for Janitors, Custodians, and Housekeepers

Janitors, Custodians, and others who work in the cleaning industry need a safe and healthful workplace. Two educational products have been developed: one a series of fact sheets, and the other is a series of posters. Both products have been designed to be used by companies of any size and in places such as schools and universities, office buildings, apartments, and rental properties. They may also be used by housekeeping services for hospitals, hotels, and motels.

Working Safer and Easier Posters:

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February 2012