General Industry Operations

GEAPS Exchange 2022 – OSHA and EPA Regulatory Updates

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Speaker: Jess McCluer

Session Description

Jess’ presentation will provide an update on emerging regulatory issues within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Topics will include OSHA’s policies, rulemakings and interpretations as well as continued enforcement within the grain handling industry through National, Regional and Local Emphasis Programs. In addition, Jess will provide an overview of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety and the subsequent COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards, including the new vaccine mandate.

Meet The Speaker

Jess McCluer

VP Safety & Regulatory Affairs


Jess McCluer, Vice President, Safety and Regulatory Affairs with the National Grain and Feed Association is responsible for directing and managing the NGFA’s wide-ranging operations programs for grain elevators, feed mills and grain processing plants.  This includes NGFA’s activities regarding employee safety and industrial health, environmental issues, grain-handling facility design and equipment, grain inspection and weighing issues, grain and feed quality, crop technology and agroterrorism/facility security related issues.
Jess also serves as chair on the Board of Directors for the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA) and is co-chair of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) National Occupational Research Agenda Sector Council for Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing. The Journal of Agromedicine selected Jess as its 2021 “Leader in the Field.” The annual award is for those who have made significant contributions in agricultural safety and health practice, policy, and research.
Prior to joining NGFA in 2007, Mr. McCluer was a program analyst at OSHA’s Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
Jess is a native Texan who received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, and his Masters of Arts from the George Washington University.