The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OR-OSHA) is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. The main office is located in Salem, Oregon.
The Oregon State Plan applies to all public and private sector places of employment in the state, with the exception of federal government employees. Federal government employees, including those employed by the United States Postal Service, maritime employers such as: shipyards, marine construction, marine terminals, long shoring, and diving, private contractors on military reservations and at Crater Lake National Park, and Indian Reservations are covered by OSHA.
OR-OSHA has adopted all OSHA standards that would relate to public and private sector employer operations. OR-OSHA incorporates federal standards by reference. Therefore, the state and federal standards are identical. OR-OSHA has adopted the following unique standards:
OR-OSHA compliance is responsible for the enforcement of OR-OSHA safety and health standards. OR-OSHA utilizes the Field Operations Manual (FOM) to provide guidance for the enforcement program. Compliance officers inspect workplaces for hazardous conditions and issue citations where violations of OR-OSHA regulations are found. Inspections may be the result of regular scheduling, imminent danger reports, fatalities, and employee complaints or referrals. More information on enforcement in Oregon can be found on the Oregon State Plan website.
OR-OSHA offers voluntary and cooperative programs focused on reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. OR-OSHA also offers on-site consultation services which help employers — both public and private — comply with OR-OSHA or OSHA standards and identify and correct potential safety and health hazards. For more information on these programs, please visit the Oregon State Plan website.
OR-OSHA management personnel conduct informal conferences in an effort to resolve contested cases. The Oregon Administrative Law Judges hears and rules on appeals from citations, notifications, and penalties issued by OR-OSHA's enforcement unit.
Field Office locations and telephone numbers available on the Oregon State Plan Website.
OSHA makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond OSHA's control. Contact state program staff directly to verify important information.
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