OSHA makes changes to emphasis programs at the local, regional level
Posted February 4, 2012
OSHA has updated its list of local and regional emphasis programs, which are enforcement strategies designed and implemented at the area and/or regional office levels. Although the programs are largely the same as in 2011, there are some changes.
OSHA’s local and regional emphasis programs are intended to address hazards or industries that pose a particular risk to workers in the Office's jurisdiction. The emphasis programs may be implemented by a single area office (Local Emphasis Programs) or at the regional level (Regional Emphasis Programs) and applied to all of the area offices within the region. Often times, these LEPs will be accompanied by outreach intended to make employers in the area aware of the program, as well as the hazards that the programs are designed to reduce or eliminate. This outreach may be in the form of informational mailings, training at local tradeshows, or speeches at meetings of industry groups or labor organizations.
For a complete list of the current local and regional emphasis programs, visit www.osha.gov/dep/leps/leps.html#R5
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