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OSHA Amends Rule on Employee Representation During Safety Inspections
The Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is amending an existing rule to provide clarification on the right employees have to authorize a representative that accompanies an OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO) during a workplace inspection.
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Employer Alert: Asthma in the Cannabis Workplace
Under state and federal occupational safety laws, employers have a general duty to provide a safe and healthy workplace. That duty includes taking reasonable steps to keep it free of any recognized hazards that might hurt or injure workers. In this r...
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Preparing for Summer: Oregon OSHA and Washington L&I Adopt New Excessive Heat and Wildfire Smoke Rules
The Pacific Northwest experienced record high heat temperatures and poor air quality due to wildfires the past few summers. Last year, Oregon OSHA adopted temporary emergency rules following a historic heat wave to protect workers from high heat and...
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How HOT Is Too HOT? Oregon OSHA’s New High and Extreme Heat Rule
For a printable PDF copy of this article, please click here. During Oregon’s extreme heat wave in June, an agricultural worker in Marion County tragically passed away as a result of heat illness. In response, Oregon OSHA adopted a temporary emergenc...
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