OSHA Launches New National Emphasis Program For Heat Illness and Injury

At a Glance


On April 8, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a National Emphasis Program to protect millions of workers in 70 high-risk industries from heat illness and injuries. High-risk industries that have been targeted for the program include manufacturing, construction, and warehousing.

OSHA will conduct programmed (pre-planned) inspections in the targeted industries on any day that the National Weather Service has a heat warning or advisory for the local area. The National Emphasis Program will remain in effect for three years unless canceled or extended by a superseding directive.

GZA GeoEnvironmental is available to prepare site specific heat-related illness prevention program that include:

  • Acclimatization Programs;
  • Medical Monitoring Programs;
  • Training Programs;
  • Heat Alert Programs;
  • Procedures for Heat Hazard Assessments.

For additional information regarding OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on heat illness and injuries, view the full PDF document.