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Updated PPE standards

March 23, 2011
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WASHINGTON — Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued revisions to a directive that provides enforcement guidance on determining whether employers have complied with OSHA''s personal protective equipment (PPE) standards, according to a press release.

The guidance clarifies what type of PPE employers must provide at no cost to workers and when employers are required to pay for PPE, the release stated.

The guidance also provides information that allows employers to use PPE selected in accordance with the most recent national consensus standards, the release noted.

According to the release, the new guidance also supports the U.S. Department of Labor''s (DOL) National Strategic Plan Outcome Goal 3A for increased emphasis on reducing workplace injuries, illness and fatalities.

Click here to read the complete release.

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