Employers Need to Be Ready for New Heat Measures From OSHA

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The season may have changed to fall, but the punishing summer heat can be expected to linger longer in many places around the country. Plus, indoor workplaces often pose heat risks year-round. That’s why the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced new measures aimed at reducing heat dangers in workplaces.

NEP and Enforcement Initiative

OSHA announced on September 20 that it’s implementing an enforcement initiative on heat-related hazards and developing a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on heat inspections. An NEP is a temporary program that focuses the agency’s resources on particular hazards and high-hazard industries. It uses

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