Oregon OSHA

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Overview

Most of Oregon OSHA's recordkeeping requirements fall into the following categories:

Access to exposure and medical records:
​If you keep or have access to your employee's exposure and medical records, you must ensure that they also have access to them.
Employee training:
Many Oregon OSHA rules require that you document the training you give your employees.
Equipment maintenance and testing:
It's a good idea to keep records of any equipment that needs regular service or maintenance. It's also a requirement for some of our rules.
Exposure monitoring:
Exposure monitoring tests the air to determine the concentration of contaminants in your workplace. Records are usually required to show you are in compliance.
Fit testing:
Fit testing ensures that a respirator will fit the person who wears it. Records are required for fit test results.
Hazard communication:
If your workplace has hazardous chemicals, your recordkeeping must ensure that your employees know about the chemicals and know how to protect themselves.
Injury reporting:
Required injury reporting forms for many employers include the OSHA 300 Log and 300A Summary and DCBS form 801. Hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers must also keep a log of health care assaults.
Medical evaluations and surveillance:
Keep records of medical evaluations and medical surveillance for employees who wear respirators and employees who are exposed to certain hazardous substances.
Workplace inspections:
Some Oregon OSHA rules require a written and dated inspection report signed by the employee who did the inspection.
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Highlights

Notice: Oregon OSHA has recently learned that federal OSHA plans on having the system for electronic submission of injury and illness records (recordkeeping portal) operational by August 1. Federal OSHA also intends to extend the compliance date to December 1, 2017. Oregon OSHA encourages employers to begin using the electronic submission system as soon as it is activated, but will not enforce it until December 1, 2017. Updates will be posted as they become available​.​

 

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