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Construction Depot

Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

May 12, 2015

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New oxygen fuel gas rule, effective May 1, now applies to general industry and construction employers

Oregon OSHA's new oxygen-fuel gas welding and cutting rule - 437-002-2253 – now applies to general industry and construction employers. The rule, which went into effect May 1, replaces a number of general industry rules as well as 1926.350, Gas Welding and Cutting in construction.

437-002-2253's key requirements:

437-002-2253 does not require noncombustible separation barriers built before May 1, 2015, to have 18-inch extensions.



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