Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry


June 14, 2012


Update: Penalties and other Division 1 General Administrative Rules

Oregon OSHA has adopted changes to its penalties rules and other rules in Division 1 General Administrative Rules. The rules, which were adopted May 11, will become effective July 1, 2012.


Changes to Division 1 rules affecting penalties include:

  • 437-001-0015 Definitions
  • 437-001-0075 Opening Conference
  • 437-001-0145 Penalty for Other than Serious or Serious Violation
  • 437-001-0160 Penalty Criteria – Repeat Violation
  • 437-001-0165 Determination of Penalty – Repeat Violation
  • 437-001-0175 Determination of Penalty – Willful or Egregious Violation.
  • 437-001-0230 Correction of Violation
  • 437-001-0255 Requesting an Appeal and an Informal Conference

There are two documents on the Oregon OSHA website for employers who want to know about the changes in the penalties rules and how the changes might affect them: Key issues addressed in the rulemaking and Explanation of the rulemaking.

Text of the adopted changes to these rules is available on Oregon OSHA’s “Adopted rules” webpage. The final version of these adopted rules will be available under Division 1 – General Administrative Rules on July 1, 2012.


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