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 state and local government and private sector workplaces in the state, with the exception of federal government workers. Federal government workers, including those employed by the United States Postal Service, maritime employers such as: shipyards, marine construction, marine terminals, longshoring; 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 state and local government and private sector workplace operations. OR-OSHA has adopted most OSHA standards by reference. There are three state-specific standards in effect at this time:
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 worker 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 state and local government and private sector — 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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