OSHA Extends Deadline to Comment on New Fire Service Regulation

For those who have been following the proposed updated to 1910.156 that will be impacting the fire service when implemented, OSHA has announced that the deadline for submitting comments has been extended to JUNE 21, 2024.

The previous deadline for submitting comments was May 6, 2024.

The proposed changes turn OSHA heavily toward NFPA standards, with 21 standards being incorporated in whole or in part, and 14 other standards contributing to the new requirements to varying degrees. 1910.156 would no longer be called the Fire Brigade standard. Its new name would be the Emergency Response standard.

More about the changes can be found on my earlier post, including a copy of the proposal. CLICK HERE.

Here is the link to the OSHA web site.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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