August 3, 2021
Oregon Issues Temporary Heat Rule As OSHA Weighs Nationwide Standard
Oregon’s worker safety agency has issued an emergency heat illness standard in response to June’s record-breaking heat wave, in a possible sign that the regional “heat dome” event already linked to more than 100 deaths in the Beaver State alone could boost OSHA’s newly-announced plans to enact a similar standard nationwide. The state released its temporary heat rules midday on July 8, following a directive from Gov. Kate Brown (D) for the agency to quickly craft an interim rule in...
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