Category Archives: Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSHA)

Oregon OSHA fines owners of hemp operation $825K for egregious living and working conditions

State labor regulators have fined the owners of a hemp processing operation in southern Oregon $825,000 for housing and employing two dozen workers in a death trap building on a farm in Murphy, a community in unincorporated Josephine County. Source: Oregon OSHA fines owners of hemp operation $825K for egregious living and working conditions – […]
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OSHA says Josephine County hemp facility housed workers in condemned building, issues $825k fine

The operators of a Southern Oregon hemp-processing facility have been fined $825,000 after they allegedly let employees to live and work in a condemned building, according to the Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health division. Source: OSHA says Josephine County hemp facility housed workers in condemned building, issues $825k fine

Safety regulators to present first Spanish-language conference

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration is set to present its first Spanish-language conference addressing Spanish-speaking workers’ rights to a safe workplace, safety in construction and manufacturing, among other topics, Oregon OSHA announced on Wednesday. Source: Safety regulators to present first Spanish-language conference | Business Insurance

Canby construction company fined for repeat safety violations

Colima Construction received more than $120,000 in penalties for violations that included failing to protect workers from falls. A Canby-based construction company has been fined more than $121,000 for violating safety rules, including failing to protect workers from potentially fatal falls, according to the Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Administration. Source: Pamplin Media Group – […]
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Contractor fined $120K for safety violations at Eugene development

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Colima Construction exposed workers to potential fatal falls and serious eye injuries. Source: Contractor fined $120K for safety violations at Eugene development

Workplace safety, health training grants available

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration is accepting grant applications for the creation of innovative on-the-job safety and health training programs. Applications are due Oct. 4. Oregon OSHA encourages unique projects such as mobile apps, videos, or online educational games to engage workers. Source: Workplace safety, health training grants available | Business | lagrandeobserver.com

Workplace safety, health training grants available

SALEM — The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration is accepting grant applications for the creation of innovative on-the-job safety and health training programs. Applications are due Oct. 4. Oregon Source: Workplace safety, health training grants available

Lawsuit: Dollar Tree retaliated against worker by making him clean up mice feces

An employee of the Dollar Tree is suing the discount chain for $45,000 — claiming the Northeast Portland store he works at retaliated against him after he reported a mouse infestation to state inspectors and cooperated with their investigation. Source: Lawsuit: Dollar Tree retaliated against worker by making him clean up mice feces – oregonlive.com

Oregon workers’ comp costs fall for seventh straight year

Oregon’s long-running success in managing the workers’ compensation system continues, as businesses will see yet another drop in costs in 2020, as the key factor behind annual cost changes dips yet again, officials said Monday. Source: Oregon workers’ comp costs fall for seventh straight year

Cannabis industry safety conference comes to Bend

Workshop will focus on extraction, electrical safety. Cannabis growers, extractors, and processors are invited to a workshop focusing on safety and health for the cannabis industry. Deschutes County Farm Bureau, the Oregon Farm Bureau Health & Safety Committee and the state Occupational Safety & Health Division, will host a workshop focusing on safe extraction methods, […]
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