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Technical Manual

Oregon OSHA's Technical Manual provides practical information and guidance to Oregon OSHA's health and safety compliance officers on a variety of workplace safety and health topics.

The purpose of our Technical Manual is to assist compliance officers in hazard recognition, accident prevention and establishing sound safety and health programs.

The content is based on current Oregon OSHA standards, publications, consensus standards, and the federal OSHA Technical Manual (OTM).

If you have questions regarding the contents of this page, please contact Oregon OSHA Technical Section, 503-378-3272 toll free in Oregon, 800-922-2689 or send email to

Oregon OSHA Technical Manual Table of Contents

Section I: General Information

The Section number was modified from Section I to Section II in December 2014 to provide uniformity with the Federal OSHA Technical Manual (OTM).

Section II: Sampling, Measurement Methods, and Instruments

Chapter 1: Personal Sampling for Air Contaminants or .docx or .doc

Chapter 2: Occupational Skin Exposure or .docx or .doc

Chapter 3: Technical Equipment: On-site Measurements or .docx or .doc

Chapter 4: Sample Shipping and Handling or .docx or .doc

Section III: Health Hazards

Chapter 1: Polymer Matrix Materials: Advanced Composites or .doc

Chapter 2: Indoor Air Quality Investigations or .doc

Chapter 3: Ventilation Investigations or .doc

Chapter 4: Heat Stress or .doc

Chapter 5: Noise or .doc

Chapter 6: Laser Hazards or .doc

Chapter 7: Legionnaire's Disease or .doc

Section IV: Safety Hazards

Chapter 1: Oil Well Derrick Stability: Guywire Anchor System or .doc

Chapter 2: Petroleum Refining Processes or .doc

Chapter 3: Pressure Vessel Guidelines or .doc

Chapter 4: Industrial Robots and Robot System Safety or .docx

Chapter 5: Ethanol Processing or .doc

Chapter 6: Combustible Dust

Section V: Construction Operations

Chapter 1: Demolition or .doc

Chapter 2: Excavations: Hazard Recognition in Trenching and Shoring or .doc

Chapter 3: Controlling Lead Exposures in the Construction Industry: Engineering and Work Practice Controls or .doc

Chapter 4: Fall Protection in Construction or .doc

Section VI: Health-Care Facilities

Chapter 1: Hospital Investigations: Health Hazards or .doc

Chapter 2: Controlling Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs or .doc

Section VII: Ergonomics

Chapter 1: Back Disorders and Injuries or .doc

Section VIII: Protective Equipment

Chapter 1: Chemical Protective Clothing or .doc

Chapter 2: Respiratory Protection or .doc

Section IX: Safety and Health Management

Chapter 1: RESERVED

Section X: Miscellaneous

Chapter 1: Metric System Conversion or .doc