by Melissa Olheiser, OHST, OECS Regional Director
It’s that time of year! We are preparing for (or already into) the winter season.
As jobsites tend to get a little less hectic, now is a suitable time to remind you about OSHA’s current National Emphasis Programs (NEPs) and Regional Local Emphasis Programs (LEPs). When planning your 2024 annual training, remember to account for training that is addressed in the NEPs and LEPs.
NEPs and LEPs are temporary programs focusing on specific hazards or high-hazard industries. OSHA gathers data collected from injury and illness reports, inspection findings, NIOSH reports and other sources to shift their resources to communicate and reduce hazards that are likely to cause serious injuries and fatalities.
Here are a few programs to mention that are relatable to the construction industry:
North Dakota in is Region 8 and Minnesota is in Region 5. A few programs to highlight in both regions are:
For more information or assistance, contact OECS.
OECS’s full name is OSHA + Environmental Compliance Systems, but they are NOT OSHA. Their experts are here to help you comply, keep your crew safe and avoid fines. Plain and simple. HBA of F-M has a partnership with OECS offering discounted services to members.