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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AB77 Publication ID: Spring 2002 
Title: Employer Payment for Personal Protective Equipment 
Abstract: Generally, OSHA standards require that protective equipment (including personal protective equipment (PPE)) be provided and used when necessary to protect employees from hazards that can cause them injury, illness, or physical harm. In this discussion, OSHA uses the abbreviation "PPE" to cover both personal protective equipment and other protective equipment. The Agency has proposed to revise its PPE standards to clarify who is required to pay for required PPE and under what circumstances. OSHA continues to consider the issue and review the rulemaking docket. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.132    29 CFR 1915.152    29 CFR 1917.96    29 CFR 1918.106    29 CFR 1926.95   
Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b)    29 USC 657    33 USC 941    40 USC 333   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/30/1999  64 FR 15401   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/14/1999  64 FR 15401   
Informal Public Hearing End  08/13/1999    
Next Step to be determined  10/00/2002    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
Steven F. Witt
Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs
Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-3700, FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2200
Fax:202 693-1671
Email: witt.steven@dol.gov