What OSHA’s New Heat Stress NEP Means for You

by | Apr 18, 2022 | Compliance Updates

OSHA recently released a National Emphasis Program (NEP) for Heat Stress. We have three “first steps” you can take to keep your employees safe and work toward compliance.

  1. Provide access to water, rest and shade for indoor and outdoor workers when temperatures rise.
  2. Train employees on heat stress safety.
  3. Develop an acclimatization program.

According to OSHA, they “will proactively initiate inspections in over 70 high-risk industries in indoor and outdoor work settings when the National Weather Service has issued a heat warning or advisory for a local area.”

If you need assistance with training or developing an acclimatization or Heat Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Safex can help.