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Who should pay for PPE at work?
Last Updated: 1st January, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, who should pay for PPE?
Employers Must Pay for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) On May 15, 2008, a new OSHA rule about employer payment for PPE went into effect. With few exceptions, OSHA now requires employers to pay for personal protective equipment used to comply with OSHA standards.
Subsequently, question is, who pays for PPE in Alberta? Jurisdictions where some guidance is stated or where either party must pay for specified types of PPE: Alberta – The employer is required to provide (pay for) respiratory protective equipment to workers when needed. It is not specified if other PPE is paid by employer or worker.
Additionally, can employers charge PPE?
Can my employer charge me for personal protective equipment (PPE)? It's illegal for your employer to make you pay for any personal protective equipment or clothing (PPE) you need to protect your health and safety at work. But they can only do this if it was made clear in your contract when you started work.
Is rain gear considered PPE?
A: Items that are not considered PPE or are not required by OSHA standards are not included. Some excluded items include: Clothing or other items used solely for protection from routine weather conditions (coats, gloves, raincoats, sunglasses and sunscreen)