Tag: PPE standard

OSHA Proposes Revisions to Construction PPE Rule

On July 20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed revising the agency’s construction industry personal protective equipment (PPE) standard to require that PPE properly fit affected employees (88 Fed. Reg. 46706). OSHA’s general industry and maritime PPE standards explicitly require that PPE fit properly, according to the agency, and the proposal would clarify […]

How Are Your PPE Programs?

When you hear “personal protective equipment” (PPE), do you automatically think “respirators”? Respiratory protection has dominated everyone’s attention over the past 2 years during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe you even found yourself locked in competition with consumers and other employers for existing supplies of N95s in early 2020. Spikes in demand for respirators during the […]

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OSHA Says Face Coverings Not Considered PPE Under Its Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not consider cloth face coverings personal protective equipment (PPE), the agency said on November 18 in an update to its frequently asked questions (FAQs) about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).