December 8, 2023
Oregon Finalizes Heat, Wildfire Rules Touted As Country’s ‘Most Protective’
Oregon OSHA has finalized what it says are the nation’s “most protective” work-safety rules for heat danger and wildfire smoke, largely maintaining proposed versions issued earlier this year but with some revisions, as Gov. Kate Brown (D) is touting the rules as a “national model” for other safeguards -- such as OSHA’s pending federal heat rule. The state published its rules on May 10, ahead of a June 15 effective date for the heat standard and July 1 date for...
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