Docket ID: OSHA-S042-2006-0667
Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Parent Agency: Department of Labor (DOL)
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. In 1999, OSHA proposed to require employers to pay for PPE, with a few exceptions. The Agency re-opened the record on July 8, 2004, to get input on issues related to PPE considered to be a "tool of the trade." The final rule was published on November 15, 2007.
RIN: 1218-AB77
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.132,29 CFR 1915.152,29 CFR 1917.96,29 CFR 1918.106,29 CFR 1926.95
Priority: Economically Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2008
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 29 USC 655(b), 29 USC 657, 33 USC 941, 40 USC 333
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM03/30/199964 FR 15401
NPRM Comment Period End06/14/199964 FR 15401
Informal Public Hearing End08/13/1999
Limited Reopening of Record07/08/200469 FR 41221
Comment Period End08/23/2004
Final Action11/15/200772 FR 64342
Final Action Effective02/13/2008
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Legacy Id: S042
Type: Rulemaking
Subtype: Safety Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 23, 2004 11:59 PM ET
ID: OSHA-S042-2006-0667-0354
Comment Period Closed
Dec 13, 1999 11:59 PM ET
ID: OSHA-S042-2006-0667-0343
Comment Period Closed
Dec 10, 1999 11:59 PM ET
ID: OSHA-S042-2006-0667-0352
Comment Period Closed
Dec 10, 1999 11:59 PM ET
ID: OSHA-S042-2006-0667-0347
Comment Period Closed
Nov 11, 1999 11:59 PM ET
ID: OSHA-S042-2006-0667-0344

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/16/2007
ID: OSHA-S042-2006-0667-0470
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/16/2007
ID: OSHA-S042-2006-0667-0471
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
ID: OSHA-S042-2006-0667-0011


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Dorothy Dougherty
Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
202 693-1950
202 693-1678 (Fax)
200 Constitution Avenue NW. FP Building Room N3718
Washington, DC 20210
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