Local Emphasis Program focuses on hazardous chemicals in Nebraska
Omaha, NE – OSHA has re-launched a Local Emphasis Program to target Nebraska employers that use various hazardous chemicals.
The LEP focuses on general-industry establishments in which employees may be exposed to OSHA-regulated chemicals such as formaldehyde or methylene chloride. Targeted worksites will be in specific industries with a history of violating OSHA health standards, including funeral homes, chemical and product manufacturing plants, printing facilities, and outpatient care centers.
The LEP – set to expire Sept. 30, 2015 – will include inspections and outreach efforts intended to educate employers on chemical hazards and strengthen worker protections.