Personal Protective Equipment

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Where do you sit in the Hierarchy?

Training, signage and personal protective equipment (PPE) are some of the more visible and "go to" risk control measures adopted throughout workplaces. These types of controls are often the first that come to mind because...more

NIOSH Posts AIHA Fact Sheet on PPE for Engineered Nanoparticles

Earlier this month the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a fact sheet sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Nanotechnology Working Group entitled Personal...more

OSHA Says You Should Train Employees on How to Do Their Laundry

On June 1, 2015, federal OSHA released an Interpretation Letter requiring that employers train employees on the laundering requirements of fire retarding (FR) and arc-rated clothing....more

OSHA Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Protective Clothing for Oil and Gas Drillers

OSHA issued a new guidance document in December regarding the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by oil and gas well workers....more

Court Sends Collective Action to the Showers on Wage Claim for Time Spent Changing Clothes and Blows the Whistle on the “Clock”...

In Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. the Seventh Circuit considered claims brought by 800 former and current unionized hourly workers at U.S. Steel’s Gary, Indiana steel works facility under the Fair Labor Standards Act...more

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