Employment, Labor and Benefits Alert: OSHA Issues Final Rule on Employer-Paid Protective Equipment


On November 15, 2007, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the publication of its final rule on employer-paid personal protective equipment (PPE). Under the rule, employers are required to provide employees with all PPE required to comply with OSHA’s PPE standards, at no cost to the employee. Employers also must pay for replacement PPE, unless the PPE has been lost or intentionally damaged by the employee.

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