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OSHA Emphasis Programs

Local Emphasis Programs

Local Emphasis Programs (LEPs) are enforcement strategies designed and implemented at the regional office and/or area office levels. These programs are intended to address hazards or industries that pose a particular risk to workers in the office's jurisdiction. The emphasis programs may be implemented by a single area office, or at the regional level (Regional Emphasis Programs), and applied to all of the area offices within the region. These LEPs will be accompanied by outreach intended to make employers in the area aware of the program as well as the hazards that the programs are designed to reduce or eliminate. This outreach may be in the form of informational mailings, training at local tradeshows, or speeches at meetings of industry groups or labor organizations.

Indiana Local Emphasis Programs

Falls in Construction and General Industry
LEP-IOSHA-FALL1 - Emphasis Program for Construction and General Industry Fall Hazards (PDF)
Effective September 4, 2020

Renovation, Rehabilitation, and Demolition
LEP-CON-DEMORENO1 - Emphasis Program for Building Renovation, Rehabilitation, and Demolition (PDF)
Effective September 4, 2020

Residential Construction Projects
LEP-CON-RESCON1 - Emphasis Program for Residential Construction Projects (PDF)
Effective February 2, 2021

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National Emphasis Programs

National Emphasis Programs (NEPs) are temporary programs that focus the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) resources on particular hazards and high-hazard industries. Existing and potential new emphasis programs are evaluated using inspection data, injury and illness data, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports, peer-reviewed literature, analysis of inspection findings, and other available information sources.

Combustible Dust
CPL 03-00-008 - Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (Effective 7/30/2023)
CPL 03-00-008 - Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (Reissued)

Crystalline Silica
CPL 03-00-023 - National Emphasis Program – Respirable Crystalline Silica

Hazardous Machinery
CPL 03-00-022 - National Emphasis Program on Amputations in Manufacturing Industries

Hexavalent Chromium
CPL 02-02-076 - National Emphasis Program - Hexavalent Chromium

CPL 03-00-009 - OSHA Instruction; National Emphasis Program-Lead

Primary Metal Industries
CPL 03-00-018 - National Emphasis Program - Primary Metal Industries
Note: This NEP does not set inspection goals nor does it require regional offices to develop emphasis programs, but it does provide uniform procedures for any unprogrammed inspection within these industries, and for any regional or State Plan emphasis program within these industries that may be voluntarily implemented.

Process Safety Management (PSM)
CPL 03-00-021 - PSM Covered Chemical Facilities National Emphasis Program

Trenching and Excavation
CPL 02-00-161 - National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation

CPL 03-00-026 - Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations