OSHA has launched its national emphasis program (NEP) aimed at protecting workers from heat illness and injuries. Here’s a one-page fact sheet, and here’s guidance from OMA Connections Partner Fisher Phillips.
According to this press release, OSHA personnel will “proactively initiate inspections” in high-risk industries — including manufacturing — on days when the heat index is 80 degrees or more.
Under the new program, OSHA intends to double the number of heat-related inspections, reports say. The agency will hold a public stakeholder meeting on May 3 to discuss its heat-related activities. 4/13/2022