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Back in the Pleistocene era, you needed only one tool to cut meat, scrape skins, chop wood, dig holes, hammer, and defend yourself against wild animals: a hand axe. Today, hand tools range from cant dogs and grub hoes to nail guns and “varmint killers.” You will find requirements for safely using these hand tools (and many others, too) in Oregon OSHA’s general industry, construction, agriculture, and forest activity rules. There are no requirements for hand axes, however.

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    • Powder-actuated tools
      Covers Oregon OSHA's requirements (in construction, general industry, and agriculture) for using powder-actuated tools.
      English  01/09/2015
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    • Rules with requirements
      We get many calls and emails from employers asking the same question. It begins: “Which of your rules have requirements for…” You can finish the sentence with words like “recordkeeping,” “employee training,” and “written documents.” To answer those questions, we’ve organized these rules requirements into a filterable, sortable, searchable table.
      English  05/10/2019

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