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Petition 492: Petition File No. 492 Assigned Protection Factors for Respirators

Petition File No. 492
Tim Roberts

The Petitioner requests the Board to amend Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Sections 1529, 1532, 1532.1, and 1535 of the Construction Safety Orders; Sections 5144, 5190, 5198, 5200, 5202, 5207, 5208, 5210, 5211, 5212, 5213, 5214, 5217, 5218, and 5220 of the General Industry Safety Orders; and Section 8358 of the Ship Building, Ship Repairing, and Ship Breaking Safety Orders regarding Assigned Protection Factors (APFs) for Respirators. APFs specify the highest multiple of a contaminant's permissible exposure limit at which an employee is permitted to use a particular class of respirator.