Category Archives: Occupational Safety and Health Division

Intel factory death triggers $17,400 penalty against contractor 

Intel factory death Source: Intel factory death triggers $17,400 penalty against contractor | OregonLive.com

Oregon wrestles with pesticide spray zone regulations

Oregon regulators are working to finalize a proposal that would protect farmworkers from drifting pesticides by allowing them to take shelter indoors. The rule, developed by the Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA, seeks to address “application exclusion zones” introduced by the Environmental Protection Agency in its 2015 update of the Agricultural Worker […]
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Another Oregon Company Graduates from SHARP

About 23 employer locations in Oregon participate in SHARP at this time, and about 157 additional employers have graduated from the program. An employer becomes a graduate when it completes five years of SHARP. Source: Another Oregon Company Graduates from SHARP — Occupational Health & Safety

Records shed light on Oregon day care insecticide incident

An Oregon Department of Agriculture investigation found that the day care improperly applied an insecticide. Recently released state records say at least 43 children and seven adults reportedly suffered health problems after they were exposed to powerful insecticide at a Coos Bay day care facility. Source: Records shed light on Oregon day care insecticide incident […]
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OSHA investigating on-the-job death Monday at Eugene Country Club

The Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating a Monday morning death at the Eugene Country Club. Emergency crews were called to 255 Country Club Road just before 8 a.m., according to dispatch logs. Source: OSHA investigating on-the-job death Monday at Eugene Country Club | Local | Eugene, Oregon

Oregon OSHA investigating City of Rainier

Health and safety practices at the City of Rainier Waste Water Treatment Plant have been put under a microscope. An anonymous complaint led Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) to open an inspection with the city. Source: Oregon OSHA investigating City of Rainier | News | thechronicleonline.com

NW 23rd blast: Oregon agency fines Loy Clark Pipeline $4,900

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division has fined Loy Clark Pipeline Co. $4,900 for its role in an October natural gas explosion in Northwest Portland that caused an estimated $17.2 million in damages. The agency faulted the Tualatin-based company for the same reason another agency did last week: that Loy Clark dug into the […]
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No elevated blood lead levels in county health tests

No one tested by Polk County Public Health on Tuesday had elevated blood lead levels following the revelation of high lead levels in a West Salem commercial space where children and adults could have come in contact with the substance. Source: No elevated blood lead levels in county health tests

Business owners affected by lead unsure when they’ll reopen

The West Salem commercial space’s owners are working with state and federal officials to reverse dangerously high lead levels Efforts are underway to reverse dangerously high lead levels on a West Salem property where children and adults could have been exposed to the toxic substance. Source: Business owners affected by lead unsure when they’ll reopen

State agencies were too slow to announce lead contamination at West Salem business

Test results announced this week showed a West Salem business has lead dust in extremely high levels and poses a risk to members of the public visiting and working in the six businesses housed there. Dust swipe samples were taken at the building, located at 576 Patterson St. NW, on  Feb. 24 from more than 20 spots around […]
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