“ OSHA established Directive CP 03-00-024 for their CSHOs (Compliance Safety and Health Officers) that outlines how their CSHOs are to conduct inspections involving Heat. This directive uses the National Weather Service categories to classify heat indices starting at 80⁰F. If the National Weather Service has issued a warning, alert or advisory, CSHOs are directed to make Heat the first and primary safety concern addressed in their inspection.
OSHA Continues its National Emphasis Program for Heat
As the one-year anniversary of OSHA launching its National Emphasis Program (NEP) for Heat approaches, it is important to revisit some key takeaways. The program was launched April 8, 2022, and is in effect for three years.