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Administrative Order 3-2023
Filed 11/22/2023, effective 1/1/2024

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General Information

437-001-0001 to 437-001-0050

Rule number  
Rule namePage #
437-001-0001Model rules of procedure
437-001-0002Notice of interested persons of rulemaking 1-9
437-001-0005Authority and applicability of rules 1-10
437-001-0010Purpose and scope of rules 1-10
437-001-0015Definitions 1-11
437-001-0020Authority to administer 1-22
437-001-0025Liberal construction 1-22
437-001-0030Use of gender and number 1-23
437-001-0035Occupational safety and health rules 1-23
437-001-0045Adoption, amendment, or repeal of rules 1-23
437-001-0047Voluntary compliance program, general 1-24
437-001-0050Enforcement program, general 1-25


437-001-0053 to 437-001-0099

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-0053Preserving physical evidence at the scene of an accident 1-27
437-001-0055Priority of inspections 1-27
437-001-0057Scheduling inspections 1-28
  Health inspections by NAICS
Safety inspections by NAICS
Safety inspections by tier and rank
437-001-0060Advance notice 1-36
437-001-0065Right of entry 1-37
437-001-0070Inspection warrants 1-37
437-001-0075Opening conference 1-38
437-001-0080Inspection without employer or employer representative 1-39
437-001-0085Employee representation on the inspection team 1-40
437-001-0090Inspection procedures 1-40
437-001-0096Red warning notice 1-41
437-001-0099Closing conference 1-42

Violations and Penalties

437-001-0135 to 437-001-0203

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-0135Evaluation of probability to establish penalties 1-35
Evaluation of severity to establish penalties 1-36
437-001-0142 Annual Adjustment of Civil Penalties 1-36
Appendix A - Example of Oregon OSHA’s Annual Adjustments to Penalties Bulletin 1-39
437-001-0145Penalty for Other than Serious, Serious, or Caused or Contributed to a Work-Related Fatality Violation
437-001-0150Civil Penalty Adjustments 1-46
437-001-0155Determination of penalty - failure to correct 1-48
437-001-0160Penalty Criteria – Repeat Violation
437-001-0165Determination of penalty - repeat Violation 1-51
437-001-0170Determination of penalty - failure to report an occupational fatality, catastrophe, or accident 1-52
437-001-0171Determination of penalty - failure to register a farm labor camp/facility 1-52
437-001-0175Determination of penalty - willful or egregious violation 1-52
437-001-0176Determination of penalty - failure to notify employees of advance notice 1-53
437-001-0180Determination of penalty - relating to red-warning notice 1-53
437-001-0201Determination of penalty - relating to field sanitation 1-53
437-001-0203Determination of penalty - relating to violations which have no probability and severity 1-54

Citations and Corrections

437-001-0205 to 437-001-0265(excluding 0255)

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-0205Citations and notice of penalty 1-55
437-001-0215Employer response to citation and notice of penalty 1-56
437-001-0220Payment of penalties 1-56
437-001-0225Penalty for falsification 1-56
437-001-0230Correction of violation 1-57
437-001-0231Abatement verification 1-58
437-001-0235Failure to correct a violation 1-58
437-001-0240Extension of correction date - Application 1-59
437-001-0245Extension of correction date - Decision 1-60
437-001-0250Extension of correction date - Revocation 1-60
437-001-0251Extension of correction date - Hearing on the application 1-60
437-001-0265Amendment or withdrawal of citation 1-61

Requesting an Appeal and an Informal Conference

437-001-0255 to 437-001-0270

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-0255Requesting an appeal and an informal conference 1-63
437-001-0270Discretion if there is no timely appeal 1-64


437-001-0275 to 437-001-0280

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-0275Posting requirements 1-65
437-001-0280Posting on selected multi-employer job sites 1-66


437-001-0285 to 437-001-0295

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-0285Form and content of a complaint 1-67
437-001-0290Division action on complaints 1-67
437-001-0295Discrimination complaint 1-68


437-001-0400 to 437-001-0435

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-0400Application for a variance 1-69
437-001-0405Interim order relating to a variance 1-70
437-001-0410Administrative action on variance application 1-71
437-001-0411Hearings for variance applications 1-72
437-001-0415Criteria for variance approval 1-73
437-001-0420Decision on variance request 1-73
437-001-0425Employer's duty to meet variance terms 1-74
437-001-0430Modification or revocation of a variance 1-75
437-001-0435Effect of a variance granted by the U.S. Secretary of Labor 1-76

Consultative Services for Public and Private Sector Employers

437-001-0450 to 437-001-0460

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-0450Voluntary compliance consultative services 1-79
437-001-0455Application for consultative services 1-79
437-001-0460Consultation 1-79

Recordkeeping and Reporting

437-001-0700 and 437-001-0704 to 437-001-0742

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-0700Recording workplace injuries and illnesses 1-81
 Appendix A to 437-001-0700, (Nonmandatory) Age-related hearing loss
 Appendix B to 437-001-0700, (Nonmandatory) Hearing loss recordability flowchart
437-001-0704Reporting fatalities and injuries to Oregon OSHA 1-113
437-001-0706Recordkeeping for health care assaults
 Appendix A to 437-001-0706, Instructions for recording health care assaults 1-117
 Appendix B to 437-001-0706, Safety of health care employees 1-123
  Healthcare facility inspection decision-making flowchart 
437-001-0740Falsification or failure to keep and post records or make reports 1-129
437-001-0742Recordkeeping variances and exceptions 1-129

Rules for All Workplaces


Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-0760Rules for all workplaces 1-131

Safety Committees and Safety Meetings


Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-0765Safety committees and safety meetings 1-135
  See also:
Safety Committees and Safety Meetings Quick Guide
Safety Committees and Safety Meetings Fact Sheet

Occupational Safety and Health Grant Program

437-001-0800 to 437-001-0810

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-0800Application procedures 1-141
437-001-0805Application review 1-142
437-001-0810Grant awards 1-142

Administration of Loss Prevention Activities by Insurers/Self-Insured Employers, General

437-001-1005 to 437-001-1020

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-1005Authority and applicability of rules 1-145
437-001-1010Purpose and scope 1-145
437-001-1015Definitions 1-146
437-001-1020General requirements 1-147

Insurers' Program

437-001-1025 to 437-001-1040

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-1025Notification of services 1-149
437-001-1030Requests for services 1-149
437-001-1035Loss prevention services 1-150
437-001-1040Required loss prevention services 1-151

Self-Insured and Group Self-Insured Employers' Program

437-001-1050 to 437-001-1060

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-1050Self-insured and group self-insured employer loss prevention assistance 1-153
437-001-1055Self-insured and group self-insured employer loss prevention programs 1-153
437-001-1060Self-insured and group self-insured employer loss prevention effort 1-154

Assessment of Civil Penalties


Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-001-1065Penalty provisions for insurers 1-155


Historical Notes 1-161
List of Tables 1-169