Oregon OSHA Adopts New Standards for Heat & Wildfires



Oregon OSHA has adopted new standards for Heat and Wildfires. Unions and Guilds of the Oregon AFL-CIO have been discussing these standards since last year’s wildfires. With the recent heat wave costing the lives of over 200 people in the PNW these standards could not be more timely.

Below is a brief description quoted from the article in the Oregonian with links to the new standards. Please read through, promote to your crews, and follow these standards on your productions.

Oregon will require employers to provide workers with cool-down breaks and better access to shade and cool water on hot days under new emergency workplace rules adopted Thursday.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division, known as Oregon OSHA, adopted the temporary rules Thursday at the direction of Gov. Kate Brown. The announcement comes after a Marion County farmworker died during his shift on June 26 as temperatures topped 100 degrees amid an unprecedented heat wave.

The temporary rules will go into effect immediately and remain in place for 180 days.

 
Please keep your crews safe!
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