When OSHA inspectors go into the field, they are expected to follow guidelines set by the federal agency for inspecting compliance with the various regulations. Knowing what the inspectors are supposed to look for will help you to know what is expected of you. What follows is the information provided inspectors regarding Personal Protective Equipment. The guidelines for inspectors also serve to help you deal with such problems as disappearing safety glasses. The interpretations of the regulations set in the inspection guidelines specifically give employers the right to ask that employees share in the cost of replacement for “lost” items. This is useful information when setting policies about employee responsibility to take care of equipment issued by the employer.
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