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OSHA Launches National Emphasis Program for Chemicals

11:45 AM MDT | July 29, 2009 | Kara Sissell

OSHA today announced the launch of its National Emphasis Program (NEP) for the chemical sector, saying it will initially focus on facilities in New England, the Midwest, and the Pacific Northwest. However, OSHA says NEP inspections could happen elsewhere in the country, although those would be more likely to be the result of an accident or compliant. Facilities that are covered by OSHA’s process safety management (PSM) standard, and those that are required to submit Risk Management Plans (RMP) to EPA, are subject to the unannounced OSHA inspections. The...

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