Salem, OR — In response to “the extraordinary hazards that have been exacerbated by climate change,” Oregon OSHA has adopted a pair of emergency temporary rules that increase worker protections against wildfire smoke and high heat in employer-provided housing.
Salem, OR — Oregon OSHA has adopted an emergency rule that strengthens employer requirements for protecting workers from the effects of high and extreme heat, including expanded access to shade and cool water, after a farm worker in St. Paul died on the job during a recent record-breaking heat wave.
Salem, OR — Oregon OSHA has removed the face covering and physical distancing requirements from its COVID-19 workplace protection rules for most establishments, with the exception of health care settings, public transit and airports.
Salem, OR — Oregon OSHA has announced plans to repeal the basic face covering and physical distancing requirements in its COVID-19 workplace protection rules when 70% of the state’s residents are at least partially vaccinated against the virus.
Salem, OR — A new safety and health guide from Oregon OSHA is intended to help employers and workers in the cannabis industry identify hazards associated with their work and determine how to control them.
Salem, OR — Oregon OSHA is accepting public comment on a proposed rule that would require COVID-19-related protective measures to be extended to housing provided by employers, including as part of farming operations.
Salem, OR — Oregon OSHA will conduct public hearings in February and March, as well as accept public comment through April 2, on its proposal for a permanent COVID-19 workplace safety standard to replace the temporary rule enacted in November.