Employers have a duty to provide protective gear to their employees.

Section 101 of the Occupational Safety Health Act provides that Every employer shall provide and maintain for the use of employees in any workplace where employees are employed in any process involving exposure to wet or to any injurious or offensive substance, adequate, effective and suitable protective clothing and appliances, including, where necessary, suitable gloves, footwear, goggles and head coverings. In the case of Super Foam Limited v Dominic Njuguna Gaitho [2016] eKLR CA 191 of 2011. In this case, the court allowed an appeal stating that appellant who was the respondent’s supervisor and was under an obligation to ensure his safety under section 101 (1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. http://kenyalaw.org/caselaw/cases/view/120343

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