From Argentum: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced a National Emphasis Program (NEP). This NEP is an initiative to conduct more inspections, issue more citations, and engage employers regarding conditions in what it refers to as "high-hazard industries," including:
Fisher Phillips has provided a Legal Alert with more information on the NEP, including five steps employers can take to prepare for a potential COVID-19 inspection.
Key points regarding the NEP:
Click Here to see important dates for the COVID-19 National Emphasis Program (NEP).
Please alert KSLA if your facility is targeted for inspection. Argentum’s OSHA Workgroup will be meeting every other week to compile information and resources that can help senior living providers prepare and respond to this and anticipated workplace safety issues. They also hope to also compile lessons learned that will help the industry better respond to future inspections.