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personal protective equipment
Federal Magistrate Judge: Former Smelting Facility Employees Not Entitled To Compensation For Donning and Doffing of Protective Gear
Courts continue to analyze the compensability of preliminary and postliminary time: time spent before or after a non-exempt employee’s shift on certain tasks related to the performance of the employee’s job. Many suits allege the time spent “donning and doffing” of...
California employers must now conduct an assessment of their workplaces for hazards that may require the use of certain personal protective equipment (PPE) and train employees in the use, care, and limitations of required PPE. The PPE included in the scope of the new rules are eye and face...
On March 7, 2011, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced that it seeks comment on the types of hazard identification and risk management research that it should consider in updating the NIOSH 2009 nanotechnology strategic plan. According to the Federal...
OSHA has issued a new directive to guide its offices in deciding whether employers are in compliance with personal protective equipment (PPE) standards. The directive specifies exactly when employers are required — and not required — to pay for PPE, including PPE worn offsite and owned...
OSHA has established new procedures for enforcing its personal protective equipment (PPE) standards in general industry. The compliance directive "provides general guidance for the enforcement of standards applicable to personal protective equipment (PPE) in general...