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OSHA Enforcement

This section directs employers and employees to OSHA enforcement initiatives (i.e., special emphasis programs) and selected policy guidance documents that pertain to nursing and residential care facilities.

Initiatives
  • National Emphasis Program - Nursing and Residential Care Facilities. OSHA Instruction CPL 03-00-016, (2012, April 5). Implements an NEP for programmed inspections of nursing and residential care facilities within NAICS 623110, 623210 and 623311 (formerly SIC codes 8051-Skilled Nursing Care Facilities, 8052-Intermediate Care Facilities, and 8059-Nursing and Residential Care Facilities, Not Elsewhere Classified)].
  • Site-Specific Targeting 2014 (SST-14) (PDF*). OSHA Notice 14-01 (CPL 02), (2014, February 2). Implements OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting 2014 (SST-14) inspection plan, and replaces the January 4, 2013 Notice that implemented OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting 2012 (SST-12) inspection plan. This program does not include construction worksites.
Directives

The following are selected OSHA Directives and Instructions which provide guidance on the agency's enforcement procedures, explain OSHA's requirements, and describe how they apply in a particular situation.

Standard Interpretations

The following are selected letters of interpretation which explain OSHA's requirements and how they apply in a particular situation. Note that enforcement guidance may be updated in response to new information and affected by changes to OSHA rules. To keep informed about such developments, you can visit OSHA's website. Example letters are listed below.

Ergonomics Enforcement

*Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 639-2300 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

All other documents, that are not PDF materials or formatted for the web, are available as Microsoft Office® formats and videos and are noted accordingly. If additional assistance is needed with reading, reviewing or accessing these documents or any figures and illustrations, please also contact OSHA's Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at (202) 639-2300.

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