After Nine Years, OSHA Sets Rule On Worker Gear

Law360, New York (November 15, 2007, 12:00 AM ET) -- Fulfilling a promise it made earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor has finalized a long-awaited rule requiring employers to pay for their workers' protective gear such as face shields and harnesses.

“Employees exposed to safety and health hazards may need to wear personal protective equipment to be protected from injury, illness and death caused by exposure to those hazards, said Edwin G. Foulke Jr., assistant secretary of labor at OSHA. “This final rule will clarify who is responsible for paying for PPE, which OSHA...
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