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You have rights and responsibilities if you are inspected by Oregon OSHA and receive a citation. Citations are issued via certified mail and must be signed for. If a citation is not deliverable via certified mail, it will be hand delivered. You must post the citation where employees can readily see it for three days or until all items are corrected, whichever is longer. You must correct any items that are listed as serious before the final abatement date noted on your citation, even if you are filing for an appeal. Your penalties are due 20 days after receipt of the citation. In the case of an appealed citation, penalties will be due 20 days after the citation is a final order.

You have the right to request an extension to correct a violation. You also have the right to appeal any item, monetary amount, or the entire citation.

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    • SB592 Inspections and Penalties
      In 2023, the Oregon State Legislature passed Senate Bill 592 that brought about changes to how Oregon OSHA assesses penalties and introduced a new type of inspection. In this video, we’ll give a brief overview of these legislative and administrative rule changes.
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    • SB592 Inspecciones y Sanciones
      SB592 Inspections and Penalties
      En 2023, la Legislatura del Estado de Oregón aprobó el Proyecto de Ley del senado 592 que introdujo cambios en la forma en que Oregon OSHA evalúa las sanciones e introdujo un nuevo tipo de inspección. En este vídeo, daremos una breve descripción de estos cambios legislativos.
      Length: Spanish  

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See also: Appeals process