national emphasis program
why it matters
Once an organization receives an OSHA violation, OSHA will follow-up often to guarantee proper OSHA procedures are in place both now and in the future. National companies need to be especially vigilant as OSHA may consider all entities, not just an individual location, when ensuring OSHA regulations are adhered to.
What Is An OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP)?
“…temporary program that focuses OSHA resources on particular hazards and high hazard industries.”¹
Does this OSHA program include Roof and Ladder Fall Violations?
While this program focuses on COVID protocols an OSHA inspector visit can also site an establishment for any OSHA violation, including improper fall protection. Year after year one of the top 10 most sited OSHA fines is improper fall protection. Since fall protection is a “particular hazard” proper fall protection is key in avoiding costly fines. Additionally, the NEP specifically mentions personal protection, which could include roof and ladder access fall protection.