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

February 16, 2017

New and revised Oregon OSHA publications

Fact Sheets

New:

Don't take lead dust home!
Quick facts in English and Spanish about how lead dust can harm workers and their families.

New:

Incentive programs
Helps employers determine if their employee incentive programs comply with the recent changes in Oregon OSHA's recordkeeping rules.

New:

Post-incident drug and alcohol testing
Helps employers determine if their drug-testing policies comply with the recent changes in Oregon OSHA's recordkeeping rules.

Program Directives

Revised:

Local emphasis program on occupational exposures to Isocyanates (A-256)
Previously, this was a national emphasis program. The local emphasis program now covers general industry for health inspection scheduling. Also, industries are now classified under the North American Industry Classification System in Appendix A.

Revised:

Positive Means of Support for Vehicles with Dump Bodies (A-89)
Clarified that when vehicles with dump bodies do not have a permanent and positive means of support, no penalty will be assessed if a compliance officer can document that the employer is meeting all the criteria listed under (A)(1) through (4) of the program directive.

Revised:

Securing Compressed Gas Cylinders (A-186)
Removed references to rules that were repealed with the adoption of 437-002-2253, Oxygen-Fuel Gas Welding and Cutting; also clarifies requirements for securing compressed gas cylinders.

Revised:

Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Facilities (A-212)
Expanded definitions, removed "cruzite" safety glasses recommendation because they no longer exist, and added language prohibiting Oregon OSHA personnel from wearing electrical protective equipment designed for qualified electrical workers, and entering arc flash boundary areas.

Revised:

Scaffolds in construction (A-218)
Clarified that stair towers are covered by Division 3, Subdivision L, when they provide access to scaffolds and other structures. Also clarified the application of 19126.454 (training) to manually propelled elevation aerial platforms, boom-supported elevating work platforms, scissor lifts, and aerial lifts.