June 6, 2023
OSHA Says Heat NEP Creates No New Requirements For Employers
OSHA is rejecting construction-sector criticism of its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on heat-related illness that said the initiative risks creating unclear mandates worker protection, with the agency arguing that its initiative merely seeks to enforce the OSH Act’s general duty clause (GDC) and vowing to continue providing compliance assistance to employers. In a newly posted letter of interpretation , Kimberly A. Stille, director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, defends the 2022 NEP as “a pro-active approach to prevent needless...
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