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OSHA employer-paid PPE implemented

May 15 was the implementation date for OSHA’s final rule requiring employers to pay for employees’ personal protective equipment. OSHA finalized the rule on Nov. 14, but allowed a six-month implementation period.

Drug-free workplace kit available
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has produced a new kit offering guidance on developing and implementing a workplace drug policy. The kit includes nine pull out brochures, 13 fact sheets, a bumper sticker and poster and covers topics such as how to assess your organization’s needs and drug testing in the workplace.

Department of Labor’s new Internet tool helps employer compliance
DOL’s new elaw program, First Step Recordkeeping, Reporting and Notices is designed to help small business owners learn about and comply with the federal laws that apply to them.

Food source website for healthy dining provides consumers with a centralized resource for identifying the healthier choices and corresponding nutrition information from restaurants nationwide. Developed in collaboration with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and with partial funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides a search function by zip code or address information.