Remark interval open on Oregon OSHA’s pending oversight of momentary labor camps

Washington — Oregon OSHA is one step nearer to having full oversight over momentary labor camps, after federal OSHA printed a proposed final approval within the March 13 Federal Register.

Lined labor camps would come with these for logging, agriculture, development and common trade. As soon as a last approval is printed, Oregon OSHA – which operates as a State Plan – will take over enforcement authority. However first, federal OSHA is permitting time for feedback and any requests for a casual public listening to. These are due April 17.

OSHA initially authorised an Oregon commonplace on momentary labor camps in 1976, however the state made revisions to it in 2000. OSHA then raised issues that the revised commonplace wasn’t as stringent as federal guidelines, a requirement below the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

Whereas making an attempt to work that out with OSHA and the Wage and Hour Division, Oregon’s State Plan as a complete was granted last approval by OSHA in December 2004. Oversight over momentary labor camps, nonetheless, was excluded from the approval.

Oregon OSHA made modifications to its commonplace on momentary labor camps in 2008 and requested oversight of camps in an August 2018 assembly with federal OSHA. Oregon additionally amended its Agricultural Labor Housing and Associated Services Rule in Could 2022 so as to add provisions on warmth sickness prevention.


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