On October 16, 2018, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and its State Plan partners began implementing OSHA’s national Site-Specific Targeting Inspection Plan (SST Plan) for general industry (nonconstruction) workplaces that have 20 or more employees.
In response to a spike in worker fatalities and injuries, OSHA has updated its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Trenching and Excavation. The updated NEP supersedes a special emphasis instruction on trenching and excavation OSHA issued in 1985 (CPL 02-00-069). NEPs are mainly directed at states with approved state plans and OSHA regional and area […]
OSHA recently issued an updated National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Amputations, replacing the program in place since 2006. The agency says the updated NEP uses current enforcement and injury data to assist with site targeting. Will your facility be among those inspected? Keep reading to learn if you’re at risk. Read more.