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OSHA to employers: PPE for all

OSHA Healthcare Connection, December 23, 2008

OSHA gave notice on December 12 that it has standardized the requirement for providing employees and training them on personal protective equipment (PPE) across its standards.

According to Clarification of Employers' Duty to Provide Personal Protective Equipment and Train Each Employee, which appeared in the December 12 Federal Register, businesses must provide PPE and hazards training for each employee covered by the standards.

While the clarification was prompted by egregious violations in the construction industry, it does have ramifications for PPE compliance for healthcare facilities.

More on this topic is available at OSHA Healthcare Advisor along with a downloadable PPE compliance tool.

Also, click here to take the weekly poll on this question: Will OSHA's new ruling on PPE training affect your facility?

 

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