Oregon OSHA Construction Depot Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

January 23, 2017

The safety director's companion

We frequently get calls and emails from folks asking, "Which of your rules have requirements for…" You can finish the sentence with key words like "recordkeeping," "employee training," and "respiratory protection."

Wouldn't it be nice to know what rules have such requirements? We thought so. This PDF lists all of Oregon OSHA's construction industry rules that have one or more requirements for:

  • Program-related requirement [P]: Indicates required programs, which are typically a mix of procedures, policy, and plans necessary to meet a rule's requirements.
  • Written-document requirement [W]: Indicates requirements for written documents.
  • Recordkeeping requirement [RK]: Indicates rules that have recordkeeping requirements for activities such as injury reporting and equipment inspections.
  • Certification requirement [C]: Usually, "certification" means a written, signed, and dated statement confirming the performance of a requirement – also called a "certification record."
  • Training requirement [T]: Indicates rules that have requirements for employee training.
  • Respiratory-protection requirement [R]: Indicates rules that require respirators or respiratory protection for employees.
  • Exposure-monitoring requirement [M]: Indicates rules that require exposure monitoring for hazards such as noise, chemicals, and air contaminants.
  • Medical-surveillance requirement [MS]: Indicates rules that require regular medical examinations and consultations for employees who may be overexposed to hazardous substances during their work.
  • Competent person requirement [CP]: Indicates rules that have requirements for "competent persons" – the term for someone who can evaluate hazardous condition and mechanical systems, inspect equipment, and train others to work safely.
  • Qualified person requirement [QP]: Like the competent person, a qualified person is one who can evaluate hazardous conditions and mechanical systems, inspect equipment, and train others. The qualified person must also have a recognized degree or professional certificate.
  • Manufacturer's requirement [MR]; Indicates rules that require employers to follow the manufacturer's instructions.

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