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OSHA Issues PPE Enforcement Guidance

Friday, February 18, 2011

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OSHA PPE training

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry, a directive that provides enforcement personnel with instructions for determining whether employers have complied with OSHA personal protective equipment (PPE) standards.

The directive was effective Feb. 10.

The directive follows OSHA’s November 2007 final rule on Employer Payment for Personal Protective Equipment. The rule required employers in general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, marine terminals and construction to provide most types of required PPE at no cost to the worker. The agency also issued a final rule in September 2009, updating its PPE standards to make them more consistent with current consensus standards.

Employer Clarifications

Changes in this directive include clarifying what type of PPE employers must provide at no cost to workers and when employers are required to pay for PPE. The directive also provides guidance that allows employers to use PPE that complies with current consensus standards and updates PPE enforcement policies based on court and review commission decisions.

These PPE standards require employers to provide—at no cost to workers—protective equipment, such as goggles and face shields that fit properly without restricting vision; earplugs and earmuffs, when they will reduce noise to acceptable levels and are less costly than administrative and engineering controls; and respirators to protect workers from exposure to air contaminants.

Additionally, the directive lists PPE and other items exempted from the employer payment requirements and includes questions and answers useful in clarifying PPE payment concerns. Visit OSHA’s Safety and Health Topics page on Personal Protective Equipment for more information.

This directive replaces Inspection Guidelines for 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I, the revised Personal Protective Equipment Standards for General Industry issued in June 1995.

   

Tagged categories: Health and safety; Marine; OSHA; Personal protective equipment

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