senate Bill S7677

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires employers to provide emergency escape systems to firefighters

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 01, 2012 signed chap.360
Jul 20, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.572
substituted for a10677
Jun 18, 2012 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1297
Jun 13, 2012 referred to rules

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S7677 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10677
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง27-a, Lab L

S7677 - Summary

Requires employers to provide emergency escape systems to firefighters.

S7677 - Sponsor Memo

S7677 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7677

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 13, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRISANTI, MARTINS, ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation  to  requiring  employers  to
  provide emergency escape systems to firefighters

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph c of subdivision 4 of section 27-a of  the  labor
law,  as  amended by chapter 433 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read
as follows:
  c. Except for an employer located in a city with a population of  over
one  million, any employer who employs a firefighter DETERMINED TO BE AT
RISK OF ENTRAPMENT AT ELEVATIONS PURSUANT TO REGULATIONS PROMULGATED  BY
THE  COMMISSIONER,  shall  provide  [safety ropes and system components]
EMERGENCY ESCAPE SYSTEMS for use by such firefighter.  The  commissioner
shall  by  rule  [adopt]  IDENTIFY  the codes, standards and recommended
practices [promulgated by the most recent edition] of THE National  Fire
Protection  Association [1983, Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope
and System Components, and] AND OTHER APPROPRIATE STANDARDS APPROVED  BY
THE  COMMISSIONER  as are appropriate to the nature of the risk to which
the firefighter shall be exposed AND SHALL, AT  A  MINIMUM,  INCLUDE  IN
SUCH  RULE  LANGUAGE  REQUIRING  EMPLOYERS TO (1) IDENTIFY WHETHER FIRE-
FIGHTERS EMPLOYED BY THEM WOULD BE EXPOSED TO THE HAZARD  OF  ENTRAPMENT
AT  ELEVATED  SURFACES;  (2)  IDENTIFY  THOSE  FIREFIGHTERS WHO WOULD BE
EXPOSED TO THE HAZARD;  AND  (3)  DETERMINE  THE  APPROPRIATE  EMERGENCY
ESCAPE  SYSTEMS  TO  ADDRESS THE HAZARD.   Such [safety ropes and system
components] EMERGENCY ESCAPE SYSTEMS shall be adequate  to  protect  the
health and safety of the firefighter. The employer shall ensure that the
firefighter  is  instructed  in  the proper use of the [safety ropes and
system components] EMERGENCY ESCAPE SYSTEMS.  AS USED IN  THIS  SUBDIVI-
SION, THE TERM "ENTRAPMENT AT ELEVATIONS" SHALL MEAN A SITUATION WHERE A
FIRE OR OTHER EMERGENCY CONDITIONS REQUIRE A FIREFIGHTER INSIDE A STRUC-
TURE  TO  IMMEDIATELY  EXIT THE STRUCTURE BUT WHERE SUCH CONDITIONS MAKE
THE NORMAL ROUTE OF EXIT UNUSABLE, THEREBY REQUIRING THE FIREFIGHTER  TO
EXIT  THE  STRUCTURE FROM AN OPENING THAT IS NOT DESIGNED AS AN EXIT AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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