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OSHA Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment must be provided at no cost to the employee under a Federal rule effective May 15, 2008. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized the rule on November 15, 2007. Exempt items include ordinary safety-toed footwear, ordinary prescription safety eyewear, logging boots, and ordinary clothing and weather-related gear.

Reporting Fatalities and Multiple Hospitalization Incidents to OSHA

Basic Requirement:
Within eight (8) hours after the death of any employee from a work-related incident or the in-patient hospitalization of three or more employees as a result of a work-related incident, you must orally report the fatality/multiple hospitalization by telephone or in person to the Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor, that is nearest to the site of the incident. You may also use the OSHA toll-free central telephone number, 1-800-321-OSHA (1-800-321-6742).

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