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Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

August 12, 2016

Proposed changes to eye and face protection consensus standards

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Oregon OSHA is proposing to remove ANSI consensus standards Z87.1-1989 and Z87.1-1968 from Oregon OSHA's general industry, maritime, and construction rules for personal protective equipment and replace them with newer ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010, ANSI Z87.1-2003, and ANSI Z87.1-1989 (R-1998) standards.

Oregon-initiated general industry and construction PPE rules will include the ANSI updates, as well as references in Oregon Rules for Firefighters (Division 2).

The proposed changes are in line with the changes made by federal OSHA, which took effect on April 25, 2016. Oregon OSHA will likely adopt the proposed changes in September.

You will find a copy of the proposed changes here.



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