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Lead PEL Advisory Committee


Oregon OSHA is coordinating with the Washington State Division of Occupational Safety and Health (WA-DOSH) in this rulemaking. Both state programs are independently initiating rulemaking on lead, but Oregon is evaluating if the Washington proposal makes sense in Oregon.

To participate

Send an email to Matt Kaiser which includes your contact information and whom you represent.

Oregon OSHA will be setting up meetings in September 2017 via doodle poll soon.

WA-DOSH meetings

Tuesday, July 18 from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. at L&I’s Tukwila office

Wednesday, August 9 from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. at L&I’s Tukwila office

Thursday, August 31 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at L&I’s Tukwila office

Tukwila L&I office
12806 Gateway Dr. S
Tukwila, WA 98168


Sept. 21, 2017 minutes

July 12, 2017 minutes

Washington DOSH lead rulemaking


An advisory group evaluated Oregon OSHA's regulated substances listed in our air contaminant rules and helped us to select the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for Lead as one of the first to undertake. Lead was selected because of the broad exposure to workers in Oregon across a wide range of industries.


Oregon Health Authority Adult blood lead report

Contact information

Matt Kaiser
Oregon OSHA Central Office