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Can employees be charged for PPE?
Last Updated: 5th February, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, who pays for PPE in work place?
Most OSHA rules that require PPE do not require the employer to offer a selection of equipment, but the PPE provided must still be properly suited to protect against the hazards of the workplace and must fit the employee. Employers must also pay to replace PPE on a regular basis.
One may also ask, can employers charge staff for providing personal protective equipment? As noted above, the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations state that employers must provide PPE free of charge, ensure it is fit for purpose, train staff on its use and repair or replace it when necessary.
Also question is, is PPE provided at a small cost to the employee?
In order to provide PPE for their employees, employers must do more than simply have the equipment on the premises. By virtue of Section 9 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, no charge can be made to the worker for the provision of PPE which is used only at work.
Who is responsible for providing PPE?
“Every employer shall ensure that suitable personal protective equipment is provided to his employees who may be exposed to a risk to their health or safety while at work except where and to the extent that such risk has been adequately controlled by other means which are equally or more effective.”