By Eric J. Conn, Head of the OSHA Practice Group at Epstein Becker & Green
At the end of November 2011, OSHA announced that it had extended nationwide what had been a limited pilot enforcement program targeting chemical facilities' compliance with OSHA's Process Safety Management Standard in a few Regions of the country. This new Chemical Facilities PSM National Emphasis Program (Chem NEP) establishes policies and procedures for inspecting workplaces covered by OSHA's PSM Standard.
The purpose of the Chem NEP is to allow OSHA to conduct many more, but focused inspections at ...
By Eric J. Conn
What do manufacturers, nursing homes, and chemical companies have in common? They all represent industries receiving special enforcement scrutiny from today’s OSHA.
OSHA is targeting manufacturers under a major Recordkeeping Enforcement National Emphasis Program (Recordkeeping NEP). OSHA launched the Recordkeeping NEP at the end of 2009, originally selecting inspection targets across a wide array of industries. A senior OSHA official has explained that “there are several different goals here. One is just to find out what’s going on. Another is to send a ...
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