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The following references aid in evaluating and improving personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Employer Payment for Personal Protective Equipment; Final Rule. OSHA Federal Register Final Rules 72:64341-64430, (2007, November 15). Stipulates that the employer must pay for required PPE, except in the limited cases specified in the standard. Safety-toe protective footwear and prescription safety glasses were excepted from the employer payment requirement, in large part because these items were considered to be very personal in nature and were often worn off the jobsite.
  • Recommendations for Chemical Protective Clothing Database. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), (1998, February). Provides chemical protective clothing guidelines for chemicals listed in the pocket guide.
  • A Guide for Evaluating the Performance of Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC). US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 90-109, (1990, June). Includes selection and evaluation guidelines for protective clothing.
  • The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Focuses expertise from many scientific disciplines to advance federal research on respirators and other personal protective technologies for workers. Also features links to PPE related topics.
  • Respirators. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Safety and Health Topic.
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