Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Employer Payment for Personal Protective Equipment
GAO-08-303R: Nov 30, 2007
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Labor, Occupational Health and Safety Administration's (OSHA) new rule on employer payment for personal protective equipment (PPE). GAO found that (1) the final rule requires employers to pay for the personal protective equipment, but does not require employers to provide PPE where none was required before, and sets forth limited exceptions to the general requirement; and (2) OSHA complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.