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Construction Depot

Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

February 20, 2015

 
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Rule update: Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution standards in general industry and construction

In November 2014, Oregon OSHA proposed changes to its electric power generation, transmission, and distribution standards in general industry and construction after federal OSHA adopted its final rules for the standards (published in the April 11, 2014 Federal Register).

However, Oregon OSHA has decided to develop a new proposal rather than adopt the changes proposed in November 2014.

Oregon OSHA is contemplating replacing federal OSHA's general industry and construction rules with Oregon-initiated rules. Oregon OSHA will reconvene an advisory group to present a draft of the consolidated rules, with tentative rulemaking by mid-2015. For more information, contact Oregon OSHA technical specialist Jeff Wilson.

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