OSHA Closer to Heat Standard

OSHA plans to take another regulatory step forward in the process to establish a possible federal heat standard.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has notified the Small Business Administration (SBA) that it intends to convene a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) panel, also known as a “SBREFA” panel, on a possible heat standard in the next sixty (60) days - on or about August 21, 2023. This represents another step in the regulatory process that OSHA needs to undertake in order to one day move on a federal heat standard.

OSHA will host a series of video conferences with Small Entity Representatives (SERs) selected from the potentially regulated sectors in the September 2023 timeframe. Once all conferences are complete, the panel will conclude with a final report to the head of OSHA. Click HERE to learn more.

AGC is working with its members to participate in this process and explain the impact such a standard would have on the industry. If your AGC member company is a small business according to U.S. Small Business Association size standards (e.g., general contractor with annual revenues of $45M or less or specialty contractor with annual revenues of $19M or less) and interested in participating, please contact Kevin Cannon at [email protected].

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Cannon at [email protected] or (703) 837-5410.

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