ASA and OSHA recently co-sponsored a webinar entitled “A Review of OSHA Standards for Emergency Action Planning and Response.” Part of a quarterly webinar series produced by the ASA and OSHA Alliance, the program identified for employers what the key components of the programs need to include under OSHA regulations. 

Sven J. Rundman III, supervisory industrial hygienist, directorate of enforcement programs, Office of Health Enforcement, USDOL-OSHA, presented the webinar, which was moderated byRicky Bryant, ASA Safety Committee chairman and environmental generalist at NIBCO.

The webinar program addressed OSHA’s Emergency Action Plans (29 CFR 1910.38), Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (29 CFR 1910.120) Standards, and the difference in applicability between the two; incidental releases vs. emergency response operations; required plans and procedures; training of covered workers; and available compliance assistance and outreach products.

As is custom with the quarterly webinars, participants had the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation. A replay of the webinar is available on ASA’s website at

Since the ASA and OSHA Alliance formed in 2008, ASA and OSHA have jointly cooperated on a number of webinars. Webinars are recorded and posted for future access on the aforementioned landing Web page.  Examples of recordings currently available include:

  • Workplace Violence and OSHA Law
  • Global Harmonization System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals- Its Effect on Your Hazardous Communications Program
  • Operator Up Lift Trucks and Aerial Work Platforms- Best Practices
  • Industrial Steel Storage Racks- Minimizing Your Risk Over the Lifecycle

Additional resources developed through both the ASA and OSHA Alliance and the ASA Safety Committee that can be found at include:

  • Safety articles
  • Toolbox Talks
  • Safety resources and best practices
  • ASA-OSHA Alliance background
  • ASA Safety Committee information
  • ASA Safety Award nomination form
  • OSHA 300 forms

Both OSHA and ASA are looking forward to continuing the cooperative efforts established through this alliance. Please contact Dan Hilton, ASA director of government affairs, at or at 703/328-5234 and Bryant at or at574/295-3481 for more information.


Author bio: Bill Willson is a program analyst in the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances within the Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. He began his career with OSHA in 2003 at OSHA’s national office in his current position.