SMRP is the voice of the maintenance, reliability, and physical asset management profession at the congressional and federal regulatory level. As a result, SMRP engages in regular outreach and relationship building with key policymakers on Capitol Hill and in the regulatory agencies to discuss our public policy priorities.
Nearly every industry sector requires the services of maintenance, reliability, and physical asset management personnel, including energy, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, automotive, government and military, petrochemical, education, and commercial.
SMRP and our members are subject matter experts willing to testify at congressional and regulatory hearings. When needed, we submit comments in response to proposed regulations, standards, and guidelines. SMRP works with congressional offices and congressional committees to draft and advance legislation.
SMRP’s key priorities in the 115th United States Congress:
- Workplace Safety
SMRP is proud to partner with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Safe + Sound Week, August 12-18. This week is a nationwide effort to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Click here to find out more.
- Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure
SMRP believes in a sound cyber-defense strategy and supports a strong understanding of threats posed through cyberphysical and cyberinformation system
- Smart Grid
SMRP members involved in all aspects of the Smart Grid work to identify the program's impact on the reliability of the infrastructure, generation, and commercial/industrial end user.
- Workforce Development
SMRP promotes strategies for the development of a skilled workforce and supports legislation that advances a well-rounded maintenance, reliability and physical asset management network.