On March 12, 2021, OSHA published a National Emphasis Program — Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to target establishments that have workers with increased potential exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), the cause of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and that put the largest number of workers at serious risk.
The NEP will use inspection targeting, outreach, and compliance assistance to address this hazard. In addition, this COVID-19 NEP includes an added focus to ensure that workers are protected from retaliation, and are accomplishing this by preventing retaliation where possible, distributing anti-retaliation information during inspections, and outreach opportunities, as well as promptly referring allegations of retaliation to the Whistleblower Protection Program.
The COVID-19 NEP can be found HERE.
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