Q. As an employer in a hazardous work environment, do I always have to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for my employees or can I deduct the cost of new and replacement equipment from their wages? A. Under OSHA rules at 29 CFR 1910.132(d), employers are required to assess the hazards in their workplace, and...
Q. When an employer discovers that a chemical product has a hazard that is NOT indicated on the manufacturer’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), what should he or she do? A. The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS: 29 CFR 1910.1200(h)) requires chemical manufacturers to assess the hazards of their products and prepare the MSDS accordingly. The MSDS must report...
Q. We have a multilingual workplace. Many of our employees have a native language other than English. Is there an OSHA requirement that obligates employers to ensure that their employees can communicate with supervisors and coworkers in English at the work site so that they can understand safety training and instructions and coordinate safely with coworkers?
A. Employers must train their employees and provide hazard communications and instructions in a manner that the employees can understand...
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