Under the terms of the 1978 Court Order in AFL-CIO v. Marshall, compliance staffing levels ("benchmarks") necessary for a "fully
effective" enforcement program were required for each State operating an approved State plan. In October 1992, Oregon completed, in conjunction with
OSHA, a reassessment of the health staffing level initially established in 1980 and proposed a revised health benchmark of 28 health compliance
officers. Oregon elected to retain the safety benchmark level established in the 1980 Report to the Court of the U.S. District Court for the District
of Columbia in 1980 of 47 safety compliance officers. After opportunity for public comment and service on the AFL-CIO, the Assistant Secretary
approved these revised staffing requirements on August 11, 1994.
[59 FR 42493, Aug. 18, 1994]