OSHA has launched its long-awaited Recordkeeping National Emphasis Program (NEP). Effective September 30, the NEP will subject employers in certain industries to comprehensive injury and illness records reviews. Employers in the targeted industries should take time now to review their recordkeeping logs and practices to prepare for an NEP inspection.
OSHA has released its much anticipated recordkeeping National Emphasis Program (NEP). It became effective September 30. Click here to see the NEP.
We will be reviewing the document carefully and pass along to you the key aspects of the program.
In a speech recently before the Small Business Administration’s safety and health forum in Washington, DC, Richard E. Fairfax, OSHA’s Director of Enforcement and Construction Programs, provided an update on the agency’s key enforcement initiatives. Of particular note, Mr. Fairfax stated:
- OSHA will be issuing another update to its Field Operations Manual (FOM) in November 2009. The
OSHA has announced a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) to focus enforcement resources on process safety management (PSM) hazards in chemical facilities across the country. Chemical facilities with PSM-covered processes should review their programs now to ensure full compliance with OSHA standards.
The NEP, effective July 27, 2009, is billed as a “new approach for inspecting…
When OSHA launches its recordkeeping National Emphasis Program (NEP) later this year, employers cannot accuse the agency of inadequate warning. Since early March, OSHA officials have signaled the impending NEP. Employers should take time now to review their OSHA recordkeeping logs and practices to prepare for an NEP inspection.
Just last week, OSHA reminded us how seriously…
Signaling its renewed focus on enforcement, OSHA has announced it is developing six new National Emphasis Programs (NEPs). NEPs focus OSHA’s resources on industries, hazards, and occupational injuries and illnesses that need additional targeted enforcement, in the Agency’s view.
OSHA’s Director of Enforcement Programs revealed the following industry-specific NEPs are in development:
- Chemical plants –