• Record Type:
    OSHA Direction
  • Current Directive Number:
    DIR 2021-01(CPL-03)
  • Title:
    National Emphasis Program – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  • Information Date:

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Graphic showing important dates for the COVID-19 NEP timeline

Important Dates for the COVID-19 National Emphasis Program. March 12, 2021 - Federal OSHA: NEP becomes effective, complaints/referrals and follow-up inspections begin. March 26, 2021 (2 weeks after NEP) - Federal OSHA: NEP targeting/programmed inspections begins. May 12, 2021 (60 days after NEP) - State Plans: State Plans inform OSHA of their intent. After May 12, 2021 (open-ended) - State Plans: If a State Plan adopts the NEP, they must submit documentation of their policy to OSHA within 60 days of adoption.