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OR-OSHA – Legislative Update

Sep 28, 2011   //   by .   //   News, Oregon  //  Comments Off on OR-OSHA – Legislative Update

HB 2222 

  • Signed by Governor June 18, 2007
  • Amends ORS 654.176 and 654.182.
  • Effective January 1, 2008

All public and private employers, regardless of size, must now have a safety committee or hold safety meetings. Employers of ten or fewer employees used to be exempt unless certain criteria were found by the Director of DCBS. Now, if an employer is agricultural, classified as “small”, or has mobile work sites, rules must be adopted to meet their special needs and providing for alternate forms of safety committees and meetings. “Small” no longer appears to be defined by statute and is left to rule-making. Read more >>