Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Division (Oregon OSHA)

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Oregon OSHA is proposing many changes to the Division 1 rules. The most substantive changes are to OAR 437-001-0096 regarding Red Warning Notices and the penalty for removing such notices. The penalty for an employer who uses or directs an employee to use a piece of equipment with a red tag notice on it, may be subject to a penalty of up $126,749 (from $70,000). Most other changes are technical corrections. The notice and summary are fairly comprehensive and capture the changes the division is proposing.

To review the notice, click here.

To review the rules with changes, click here.

OSHA will hold a public hearing for the rule on November 1, 2018, 10:00 am, at its office at Durham Plaza, 16760 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard, OR 97224.

The comment period for the rules closes on November 16, 2018 at 5:00pm.