California employers are not required to pay for slip-resistant shoes their employees must wear for work, a state appeals court affirmed. Similar exemptions exist at the federal level.
Category: Personal Protective Equipment
No safety technology is changing as fast as that employed in PPE. The devices of just a few years ago are now obsolete by replacements that are lighter, easier to use, and more protective. These resources alert you to developments in the field, and equally important, supply training ideas to get your workers to use their PPE, and use it correctly.
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With a National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction happening this week, we’re taking a look at some fall protection questions recently answered by our experts at Safety.BLR.com®. Do you need a plan or personal fall arrest systems if you have adequate railing and protection from hazards? What about scissor lifts? Read on for the […]
Female nurses who give cancer patients their medications don’t always wear gloves or gowns to protect themselves from hazardous drugs, according to a new National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study.
The 2018–2019 flu season is fully upon us and, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), may continue well beyond the beginning of spring 2019. February is typically the peak month (by a large margin) in the flu season. This can be a high-risk period for workers in healthcare facilities where sick people […]
Question: Can we require slip resistant and safety toe shoes and have the employee pay for them if they are allowed to take them home? If we do not allow them to take the shoes home do we have to pay for them?
A lot of employers have questions about what specific footwear would work best in their foot protection programs. Experts at Safety.BLR.com® recently answered two questions on the subject—see what they had to say, plus download a free guide from Tingley to learn more on how to put your program on the right footing!
Nationwide, approximately 1.4 million workplaces provide at least some of their employees with respiratory protection. Studies indicate that at these workplaces, gaps exist in either their written respiratory protection program, their understanding of OSHA requirements, or the administration of the program. These gaps lead to issues in mandatory compliance or recommended practices, and the improper […]
Q: Is the wearing of shorts in a parts warehouse permitted by OSHA?
Wearables are a hot topic in workplace safety, but there is some skepticism among EHS professionals. To get a first-hand look at a solution that is making waves in the market today, the EHS Daily Advisor talked with Timothy A. Risser, co-founder of the Opal System brand of wearables.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently issued an FAQ on seal checking respirators. Seal checking a respirator is required by 29 CFR 1910.134(g)(1)(iii), which states: “For all tight-fitting respirators, the employer shall ensure that employees perform a user seal check each time they put on the respirator using the procedures in […]