Sumary of Oregon OSHA says new emergency rule on heat stress offers ‘greater clarity’:
- 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.
- An Oregon OSHA database lists the death as heat-related, according to a report from KOIN-TV in Portland.
- Oregon OSHA – which operates under federal OSHA’s State Plan program – provides free resources in English and Spanish on its website to help employers comply with the requirements.
- In a separate agency press release, Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood says the agency is committed to providing educational and training resources to employers.