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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 2. Safe Practices and Personal Protection
Article 10.1. Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment for Fire Fighters
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§3405. Ear and Neck Protection.

(a) Protection against burns or injury to the ears and neck shall be provided by one or more of the following means, or other equivalent methods:

(1) Helmet configuration;

(2) Ear flap attachment to helmet;

(3) Flexible neck protector cape or winter liner worn with helmet;

(4) Flared neck shield attached to brim of helmet;

(5) Hood, shroud or snood;

(6) High collar and throat strap.

(b) Fabric specified in this section shall be constructed and tested in accordance with the provisions of Section 3406, Body Protection.

(c) Non-fabric materials shall meet heat and flame resistance requirements of Section 3403, Head Protection.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. New NOTE filed 4-29-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 18).

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