OSHA seeks to amend its personal protective equipment and training standards to clarify the nature of the employer’s obligation to each employee.
U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will
hold a public hearing Oct. 6 and 7 to receive comments on its proposal to
clarify the remedies available for violations of its personal protective
equipment (PPE) and employee training requirements. The hearing will be held at
the U.S. Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave.
N.W., Conference Room C-5320 #6, in Washington, D.C.
proposed revisions are to implement OSHA’s long-standing position that its PPE
and training standards impose a separate compliance duty to each employee
covered by the PPE or training requirements. An employer who violates one of
these provisions commits a separate violation for each employee who is not
trained or does not receive the proper PPE.
this proposal, OSHA seeks to amend its PPE and training standards to clarify
the nature of the employer’s obligation to each employee and to conform with
the language that the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has
approved as the basis for per-employee citations. More information about the
proposal may be found in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in the
Aug. 19 edition of the Federal Register (73 FR 48335).
Members of the public with
questions about the hearing may contact
OSHA Sets Public Hearing On PPE, Employee Training Requirements
October 1, 2008