Your Rights to a Safe Workplace
Is my employer responsible for providing me with safety equipment for doing my job?
Yes. By law, your employer must furnish you with all the safety equipment you need to work in a reasonably safe manner. This includes providing for any protective clothing and personal protective equipment reasonably necessary to protect your eyes, face, head, feet, and hands.
If you choose to provide your own protective equipment, your employer must ensure that this equipment is adequate and properly maintained.