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Oregon OSHA has adopted administrative rules to protect employees from exposure to excessive heat and smoke. Both sets of rules are lengthy and complex, and complying with them will be difficult. Nevertheless, the heat rules will take effect June 15, and the smoke rules will take effect July 1.

We are working to schedule a webinar on the rules for employers. In the meantime, we have distilled the requirements of each set of rules and produced a pair of high-level explainer documents.

Download the basic requirements for the heat rules here.

Download the basic requirements for the smoke rules here.