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Agriculture Rules

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19-Related Rule Updates

Infectious Disease Rulemaking

Infectious Disease Advisory Committee

Proposed permanent rule January 29, 2021​​
Comparison of proposed permanent rule and existing temporary rule

April 6, 2021 - The public comment period for “Oregon OSHA’s Proposal on Rules Addressing the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in All Oregon Workplaces” closed April 2, with more than 5,000 comments that are still being logged. We expect to make a decision before the existing rule expires on May 4. We have previously committed that anything required by the new rule that is not required by the existing temporary rule will have a delayed effective date. We are not taking any more feedback and we will not be able to provide any more specific details regarding timing of the decision.

Temporary Rule​ and Appendix ​Addressing COVID-19 Workplace Risks (AO 3-2020, November 6, 2020AO 4-2020 December 11, 2020)


Clarifying the Relationship between Temporary COVID-19 Rulemaking and other ongoing rulemaking activities.
Spanish - Aclarando la relación entre la reglamentación temporal sobre el COVID-19 y otras actividades en curso de reglamentación.


Labor Housing Rulemaking

Notice of Proposed Rules Addressing the COVID-19 Workplace Requirements for Employer-Provided Labor Housing

Petition to Amend 437-004-1120 Agricultural Labor Housing and Related Facilities in response to the COVID-19 temporary rule (Jan. 4, 2021)


The Temporary rule addressing the COVID-19 emergency in employer-provided housing, labor-intensive agricultural operations, and agricultural transportation was set to expire on October 24, 2020. On October 23, 2020 Governor Brown issued an Executive Order (20-58) extending the requirements of employer-provided housing (Section 2) of the Temporary Rule. Labor-intensive agricultural operation (Section 1) and agricultural transportation (Section 3) of the temporary rule expired on October 24, 2020 and are no longer in effect.

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Table of contents

Subdivision A, General Subjects
437-004-0001 to 437-004-009

Administrative Order 4-2010
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-0001 Application A-1
437-004-0002Scope A-1
437-004-0003Exclusive Coverage A-2
437-004-0005Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records A-2
437-004-0099General Standards A-3

Subdivision B, Definitions
437-004-0100 to 437-004-0150

Administrative Order 3-2014
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-0100Universal Definitions B-1
437-004-0150Standards Organizations B-7

Subdivision C, Safety Awareness
437-004-0240 to 437-004-0251

Administrative Order 4-2010
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-0240Safety Orientation for Seasonal Workers C-1
437-004-0251Safety Committees and Safety Meetings C-2

Subdivision D, Work Surfaces
437-004-0310 to 437-004-0390

Administrative Order 9-2006
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-0310Working Surfaces D-1
437-004-0320Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes D-2
437-004-0330Fixed Industrial Stairs D-8
437-004-0340Portable Ladders D-11
437-004-0350Orchard Ladders D-17
437-004-0360Fixed Ladders D-18
437-004-0370Scaffolding D-29
437-004-0380Manually Propelled Mobile Ladder Stands and Scaffolds (Towers) D-39
437-004-0390Other Working Surfaces D-40

Subdivision E, Exits/Plans
437-004-0405 to 437-004-0450

Administrative Order 9-2006
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-0405Exits and Emergency Action Plan E-1
437-004-0450Emergency Action Plan E-2

Subdivision F, Manlifts
437-004-0570

Administrative Order 4-1998
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-0570Manlifts F-1

Subdivision G, Health/Environment
437-004-0610 to 437-004-0650

Administrative Order 9-2006
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-0610Ventilation G-1
437-004-0630Noise Exposure G-1
437-004-0650Ionizing Radiation G-6

Subdivision H, Hazardous Materials
437-004-0710 to 437-004-0950

Administrave Order 3-2014
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-0710Compressed Gases H-1
437-004-0715Acetylene H-2
437-004-0716Oxygen H-2
437-004-0717Hydrogen H-7
437-004-0720Flammable Liquids H-7
437-004-0725Spray Finishing H-15
437-004-0770Explosives and Blasting Agents H-17
437-004-0780Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases H-17
437-004-0790Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Natural Gas in Fields and Orchards H-68
437-004-0800Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia H-69
437-004-0950Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response H-89

Subdivision I, Protective Equipment
437-004-1005 to 437-004-1075

Administrative Order 4-2012
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-1005General Requirements I-1
437-004-1020Personal Fall Protection I-4
437-004-1030Work Clothing I-6
437-004-1035Eye and Face Protection I-7
437-004-1041Respiratory Protection I-8
 Appendix A - Fit Testing Procedures (Mandatory) I-27
 Appendix B-1 - User Seal Check Procedures (Mandatory) I-47
 Appendix B-2 - Respirator Cleaning Procedures (Mandatory) I-49
 Appendix C - Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire (Mandatory) - English I-51
 Apendice C - Cuestionario De Evaluacion Medica Respiratoria (Obligatorio) - Spanish I-59
 Appendix D - Information for Employees Voluntarily Using Respirators (Mandatory) - English I-67
 Apendice D - Informacion Para Trabajadores Que Usan Respiradores Voluntariamente (Obligatorio) - Spanish I-69
437-004-1050Head Protection I-71
437-004-1060Hand and Foot Protection I-71
437-004-1070Working Underway on Water I-73
437-004-1075Working Over or in Water I-74
Appendix Ato Subdivision I - Non mandatory Sample Hazard Assessment for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) I-75

Subdivision J, Work Environment
437-004-1105 to 437-004-1275

Administrative Order 4-2011
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19-Related Rule Updates

Infectious Disease Rulemaking

Infectious Disease Advisory Committee

Proposed permanent rule January 29, 2021​​
Comparison of proposed permanent rule and existing temporary rule

April 6, 2021 - The public comment period for “Oregon OSHA’s Proposal on Rules Addressing the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in All Oregon Workplaces” closed April 2, with more than 5,000 comments that are still being logged. We expect to make a decision before the existing rule expires on May 4. We have previously committed that anything required by the new rule that is not required by the existing temporary rule will have a delayed effective date. We are not taking any more feedback and we will not be able to provide any more specific details regarding timing of the decision.

Temporary Rule​ and Appendix ​Addressing COVID-19 Workplace Risks (AO 3-2020, November 6, 2020AO 4-2020 December 11, 2020)


Clarifying the Relationship between Temporary COVID-19 Rulemaking and other ongoing rulemaking activities.
Spanish - Aclarando la relación entre la reglamentación temporal sobre el COVID-19 y otras actividades en curso de reglamentación.


Labor Housing Rulemaking

Notice of Proposed Rules Addressing the COVID-19 Workplace Requirements for Employer-Provided Labor Housing

Petition to Amend 437-004-1120 Agricultural Labor Housing and Related Facilities in response to the COVID-19 temporary rule (Jan. 4, 2021)


The Temporary rule addressing the COVID-19 emergency in employer-provided housing, labor-intensive agricultural operations, and agricultural transportation was set to expire on October 24, 2020. On October 23, 2020 Governor Brown issued an Executive Order (20-58) extending the requirements of employer-provided housing (Section 2) of the Temporary Rule. Labor-intensive agricultural operation (Section 1) and agricultural transportation (Section 3) of the temporary rule expired on October 24, 2020 and are no longer in effect.

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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-1105Sanitation J-1
437-004-1110Field Sanitation for Hand Labor Work J-4
437-004-1120Agricultural Labor Housing and Related Facilities J-7
437-004-1140Lighting J-26
437-004-1150Safety Colors for Marking Physical Hazards J-26
437-004-1180Accident Prevention Signs J-26
437-004-1250Confined and Hazardous Spaces J-29
437-004-1260Manure Lagoons, Storage Ponds, Vats, Pits and Separators J-32
437-004-1275The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) J-34
 Appendix A J-43

Subdivision K, Medical/First Aid
437-004-1305

Administrative Order 4-2010
PDF or Word

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-1305Medical Services and First Aid K-1

Subdivision L, Fire
437-004-1430 to 437-004-1470

Administrative Order 3-2014
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-1430Sources of Fire L-1
437-004-1440Required Postings L-2
437-004-1450Extinguishers L-3
437-004-1460Fire Prevention Plan L-4
437-004-1470Employee Equipment and Training L-4

Subdivision M, Compressed Gasses
437-004-1505 to 437-004-1525

Administrative Order 4-1998
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-1505Air Receivers and Pressure Systems M-1
437-004-1525Boilers and Steam Systems M-3

Subdivision N, Material Handling
437-004-1610 to 437-004-1825

Administrative Order 3-2014
PDF or Word

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-1610General Requirements N-1
437-004-1630Conveyors N-3
437-004-1670Automotive Hoists N-4
437-004-1680Storage of Hazardous Chemicals N-4
437-004-1700Forklifts and Other Powered Industrial Trucks N-6
437-004-1750Helicopters N-12
437-004-1805Rope, Chain, Rigging, and Hoists N-14
437-004-1825Tackle and Hoisting Equipment N-15

Subdivision O, Equipment Guarding
437-004-1910 to 437-004-2100

Administrative Order 9-2006
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-1910General Equipment Guarding O-1
437-004-1940Farm Field Equipment O-3
437-004-1970Farmstead Equipment O-5
437-004-2000Powered Saws O-8
437-004-2100Grinders O-11

Subdivision P, Small Tools
437-004-2220 to 437-004-2260

Administrative Order 7-2008
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-2220General Requirements - Small Tools P-1
437-004-2230Guarding of Portable Powered Tools P-2
437-004-2240Power Lawnmowers P-14
437-004-2260Other Portable Tools and Equipment P-16

Subdivision Q, Welding
437-004-2310 to 437-004-2400

Administrative Order 2-2010
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Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-2310General Requirements Q-1
437-004-2350Oxygen-Fuel Gas Welding and Cutting Q-6
437-004-2400Arc Welding and Cutting Q-12

Subdivision S, Electricity
437-004-2810 to 437-004-3075

Administrative Order 9-2006
PDF or Word

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-2810General Requirements S-1
437-004-2850Temporary Lighting and Wiring S-2
437-004-2860Flexible Cable and Extension Cords S-3
437-004-2870Attachment Plugs and Receptacles S-4
437-004-2880Cord and Plug-Connected Equipment S-5
437-004-2900Grounding and Bonding S-6
437-004-2950Switches and Circuit Breakers S-7
437-004-3000Identification and Load Ratings S-8
437-004-3050Work Near Overhead Lines S-8
437-004-3075Agricultural Buildings with Special Hazards S-9

Subdivision T, Miscellaneous
437-004-3100

Administrative Order 9-2006
PDF or Word

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-3100Excavation T-1

Subdivision U, Vehicles
437-004-3410 to 437-004-3660

Administrative Order 9-2006
PDF or Word

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-3410Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Vehicles U-1
 Appendix A to 437-004-3410, Specific Equipment U-9
437-004-3420Working from Vehicles and Vehicle Loads U-11
437-004-3430Training for Agriculture Tractor Operators U-11
437-004-3460Industrial Vehicles U-12
437-004-3480Bridges, Roads and Ramps U-12
437-004-3550Servicing Multipiece and Single Piece Rim Wheels U-13
437-004-3600Roll-Over Protective Structures (ROPS) for Tractors in Agriculture U-13
437-004-3650Roll-Over Protective Structures - Industrial Vehicles U-17
437-004-3660Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms U-18

Subdivision W, Worker Protection Standard
437-004-6000, 170.1-170.260

Administrative Order 2-2018
PDF or Word

- EPA poster, Protect Yourself from Pesticides

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-6000Adoption by Reference of Federal Standard W-1
437-004-6001Expiration and Implementation Dates W-2
Subpart D - General Provisions
170.301Scope and Purpose W-5
170.303Applicability of this part W-5
170.305Definitions W-6
170.309Agricultural employer duties W-11
170.311Display requirements for pesticide safety information and pesticide application and hazard information W-14
170.313Commercial pesticide handler employer duties W-19
170.315Prohibited actions W-22
Subpart E - Requirements for Protection of Agricultural Workers
170.401Training requirements for workers W-25
437-004-6401Effective dates for worker training programs in Oregon W-26
170.403Establishment-specific information for workers W-29
170.405Entry restrictions associated with pesticide applications W-30
437-004-6405Restrictions associated with outdoor production pesticide application W-30
437-004-6406Pesticide spray drift and innovative methods W-34
170.407Worker entry restrictions after pesticide applications W-37
170.409Oral and posted notification of worker entry restrictions W-37
170.411Decontamination supplies for workers W-44
Subpart F - Requirements for Protection of Agricultural Pesticide Handlers
170.501Training requirements for handlers W-47
437-004-6501Handler training programs in Oregon W-48
437-004-6502Oregon requirements for Worker Protection Standard trainers of handlers who qualify using train-the-trainer programs W-49
170.503Knowledge of labeling, application-specific, and establishment-specific information for handlers W-50
170.505Requirements during applications to protect handlers, workers, and other persons W-51
170.507Personal protective equipment W-52
437-004-6508Respiratory Protection W-55
170.509Decontamination and eye flushing supplies for handlers W-58
437-004-6509Emergency eye-washes and eye flushing supplies W-59
Subpart G - Exemptions, Exceptions and Equivalency
170.601Exemptions W-61
170.603Exceptions for entry by wokers during restricted-entry intervals W-62
170.605Agricultural employer responsibilities to protect workers entering treated areas during a restricted-entry interval W-65
170.607Exceptions to personal protective equipment requirements specified on pesticide product labeling W-67

Subdivision Z, Chemical/Toxins
437-004-9000 to 437-004-9860

Administrative Order 3-2014
PDF or Word

Rule number  Rule namePage #
437-004-9000Air Contaminants Z-1
 Table Z-1 Z-5
 Table Z-2 Z-25
 Table Z-3 Z-27
437-004-9010Fumigated Areas Z-29
437-004-9050Asbestos Z-31
437-004-909013 Carcinogens Z-32
437-004-9600Lead Z-32
437-004-9620Cadmium Z-35
437-004-9626Chromium (VI) Z-35
437-004-9640Benzene Z-36
437-004-9650Bloodborne Pathogens Z-37
437-004-9710Acrylonitrile Z-38
437-004-9720Thiram Z-38
437-004-9740Ethylene Oxide Z-43
437-004-9760Formaldehyde Z-44
437-004-9780Methylenedianiline Z-44
437-004-9800Hazard Communication Standard for Agricultural Employers Z-44
437-004-9830Retention of Department of Transportation (DOT) Markings, Placards and Labels Z-59
437-004-9850Pipe Labeling Z-59
437-004-9860Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Z-65

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