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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.

As part of the program, employers that retaliate against workers for registering complaints regarding unsafe or unhealthy conditions will take priority for enforcement efforts, according to OSHA.

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Steve Hallo

Steve Hallo is an assistant editor with PC360 Group. Prior to his current position, Steve spent nearly a decade covering retail transformation, consumer trends, manufacturing issues and supply chain challenges impacting global CPG markets. He can be reached at [email protected], and on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

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