OSHA's New Chemical NEP: How to Make the Grade and Earn Extra Credit

October
2012

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration evaluates chemical facilities’ process safety management systems through a new national emphasis program. Follow these tips to reduce your risk of receiving citations, streamline the inspection process, and pave the way for future excellence.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) pursues its overall objective of ensuring the health and safety of American workers in a variety of ways. Some of its enforcement efforts are based on special emphasis programs (SEPs), which focus attention on industries where high injury or illness rates are likely to occur, as well as those industries where there may be inherent exposures to health hazards. One type of SEP is a national emphasis program (NEP).

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