OSHA Issues Updated PPE Rule, Effective 10/9/09
Yesterday (9/9/09), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published in the Federal Register a final rule revising the personal protective equipment (PPE) sections of its general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, and marine terminals standards concerning requirements for eye- and face-protective devices, and head and foot protection.
OSHA is updating the references in its regulations to reflect more recent editions of the applicable national consensus standards that incorporate advances in technology. OSHA requires that PPE be safely designed and constructed for the tasks performed.
“Workers exposed to occupational hazards requiring head, foot, or eye and face protection will now be provided protection based on a standard that reflects state-of-the-art technology and materials,” said acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Jordan Barab. “This final rule is another step in OSHA’s efforts to update or remove references to outdated national consensus and industry standards.”
Amendments to the PPE standards include a requirement that filter lenses and plates in eye protective equipment meet a test for transmission of radiant energy such as light or infrared.
The final rule will become effective on October 9, 2009.
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