OSHA PPE Rule Holds Contractors Responsible
Final rule requires employers to pay for almost all required PPE
OSHA recently published a new final rule requiring employers to provide personal protective equipment used to comply with OSHA's standards for all employees. Employees are responsible only for the costs of everyday clothing, footwear and safety eyewear.
The new rule has an enforcement deadline of May 15, 2008, six months from the date of publication to allow employers time to change their existing PPE payment policies to accommodate the final rule.
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