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March 29, 2016

New OSHA Eye and Face Protection Standards Effective in April

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OSHA has published a final rule that updates requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers in general industry, shipyards, longshoring, marine terminals and construction. The rule takes effect April 25, 2016.

The new rule updates references in OSHA’s Eye and Face Protection Standards to include ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010 Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices, and deletes the 1986 edition of the ANSI standard. OSHA is retaining the 1989 and 2003 versions of the ANSI standard referenced in the standard.

The rule also updates the construction standard to follow the same standards as industries above. OSHA initially proposed changes to its eye and face protection standards in March, 2015.

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