Inspectioneering

Integripedia Topic
OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP)

Explore this topic

OSHA's National Emphasis Program (NEP) is a series of programs released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration in order to protect the health and safety of workers in certain industries that have been determined to present higher risks to people and the environment. The program has been implemented in all states and territories where OSHA has direct jurisdiction. As of October 27, 2015 there are currently 11 active National Emphasis Programs, covering:

  • Combustible Dust
  • Federal Agencies
  • Hazardous Machinery
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Isocyanates
  • Lead
  • Primary Metal Industries
  • Process Safety Management
  • Shipbreaking
  • Silica
  • Trenching & Excavation

Of particular importance to the petroleum refining and chemical processing industries is the Process Safety Management NEP, which provides policies and procedures for reducing or eliminating workplace hazards associated with the catastrophic release of higly hazardous chemicals.

 

Related Topics

Relevant Links

Topic Tools

Share this Topic

Contribute to Definition

We welcome updates to this Integripedia definition from the Inspectioneering community. Click the link below to submit any recommended changes for Inspectioneering's team of editors to review.

Contribute to Definition
Articles about OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP)
    News related to OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP)

      Inspectioneering Journal

      Explore over 20 years of articles written by our team of subject matter experts.

      Company Directory

      Find relevant products, services, and technologies.

      Talent Solutions

      Discover job opportunities that match your skillset.

      Case Studies

      Learn from the experience of others in the industry.

      Integripedia

      Inspectioneering's index of mechanical integrity topics – built by you.

      Industry News

      Stay up-to-date with the latest inspection and asset integrity management news.

      Blog

      Read short articles and insights authored by industry experts.

      Expert Interviews

      Inspectioneering's archive of interviews with industry subject matter experts.

      Event Calendar

      Find upcoming conferences, training sessions, online events, and more.

      Downloads

      Downloadable eBooks, Asset Intelligence Reports, checklists, white papers, and more.

      Videos

      Watch educational and informative videos directly related to your profession.

      Acronyms

      Commonly used asset integrity management and inspection acronyms.