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Guidance for Nevadan Businesses related to the Heat Illness National Emphasis Program

On April 12, 2022, Federal OSHA announced the launch of a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to protect millions of workers from heat illness and injuries. Nevada OSHA is adopting the NEP in a modified form to reflect local factors. It will be effective on June 15, 2022, to give businesses time to prepare. Nevada OSHA will proactively initiate inspections in over 70 high-risk industries prescribed by Federal OSHA and additional industries identified by Nevada OSHA. These inspections will cover indoor and outdoor settings when the National Weather Service has issued a heat warning or advisory for a local area. This NEP shall remain effective until cancelled or modified by a change to the Federal NEP or adoption of a Nevada-specific heat illness regulation.

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