OSHA Seeking SC&RA Small Business Members for Participation on Emergency Response Standard

- OSHA is actively seeking small businesses (crane and heavy equipment responders) to assist the Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR)/SBREFA panel on a possible Emergency Response standard in the next sixty days. The panel is scheduled to formally convene on October 4, 2021, will host a series of video conference with Small Entity Representatives from the regulated sectors in mid-October 2021, and conclude with a panel report by December 4, 2021.
 
OSHA’s potential Emergency Response standard would apply to employers that designate employees to provide emergency response services that are currently covered by OSHA’s Fire Brigades standard (29 CFR §1910.156) or are not specifically covered by another OSHA standard.  This could include:

  • General industry employers that have or that establish a Workplace Emergency Response Team, also known as an industrial, emergency or facility fire brigade, industrial fire department, emergency response team, fire team, or plant emergency organization. 

  • General industry, construction, and maritime industry employers that expect, based on past experience, a mutual aid agreement, or a contract, to provide skilled support personnel at an emergency incident.
Any SC&RA members who would like to participate, please contact Beth O’Quinn.

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