Understanding OSHA’s COVID-19 National Emphasis Program and Emergency Temporary Standard


On March 12, 2021, OSHA launched a National Emphasis Program (NEP) that signaled a new enforcement agenda, targeting establishments in industries that have an increased potential for employee exposure to COVID-19. In this NEP, OSHA makes clear that it will be ramping up enforcement efforts against employers with both unprogrammed and programmed inspections. In addition, OSHA was scheduled to publish an emergency temporary COVID-19 standard (ETS) on March 15, but did not.

This webinar recording – facilitated by Chris Halverson of M3 and Eric Hobbs of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. – focuses on the NEP, what OSHA’s ETS might and might not include, and addresses workplace COVID-19 program details, employer considerations, and response recommendations in light of both.

Length: 65 minutes

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