OSHA state plans must notify the federal administration within 60 days of their intentions to implement the new NEP. However, adoption is not required. (Credit: Sirisak_baokaew/Shutterstock.com) OSHA state plans must notify the federal administration within 60 days of their intentions to implement the new NEP. However, adoption is not required. (Credit: Sirisak_baokaew/Shutterstock.com)

Following through on a portion of President Joe Biden's January executive order, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a national emphasis program (NEP) with a focus on enforcement efforts for companies that put the "largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting the coronavirus," the workplace safety administration reported.

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