|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 01, 2012||signed chap.360|
|Jul 20, 2012||delivered to governor|
|Jun 21, 2012||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading rules cal.572
substituted for a10677
|Jun 18, 2012||referred to labor|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1297
|Jun 13, 2012||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7677Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S7677 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Labor Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §27-a, Lab L
S7677 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7677 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to requiring employers to provide emergency escape systems to firefighters PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation would require employers to provide emergency escape systems to firefighters. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 states that any employer except a city with one million or more people who employs a firefighter determined to be at risk of entrapment at elevations shall provide emergency escape systems for use by such firefighter. Further requires the commissioner to identify whether firefighters employed by a municipality would be exposed to the entrapment at elevated levels, identify those firefighters who would be exposed, and to determine the appropriate emergency escape systems. Further this section ensures that firefighters emergency escape systems are continuously inspected and in proper shape. Section 2 is the effective date.
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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