OSHA Plans to Convene Small Business Panel on Heat Injury and Illness Prevention

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has notified the SBA Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) that OSHA intends to convene a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) panel (commonly known as a “SBREFA” panel) on a possible “Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings” rule in the next several weeks. OSHA’s possible rule could apply to employers whose employees are exposed to hazardous heat in both outdoor and indoor work environments, including General Industry, Construction, Maritime, and Agriculture. Advocacy is actively seeking the participation from a wide range of small employers to assist the panel and welcomes small entity representatives (SERs) from any sector that might be regulated by the possible rule. Please see OSHA’s dedicated webpage linked below for detailed information about this panel and possible rulemaking.

  • Potential SERs interested in participating in the panel may contact Bruce Lundegren, Assistant Chief Counsel at bruce.lundegren@sba.gov or (202) 205-6144.