Oregon OSHA on Tuesday adopted permanent rules intended to protect workers, including farmworkers, from high heat and wildfire smoke.
The rules create additional requirements for employers.
The heat rule creates guidelines around access to shade and cool water, preventive cool-down breaks and prevention plans, information and training. The wildfire smoke rule includes exposure assessments and controls, training and communication.
The heat rule will take effect June 15 and the wildfire smoke rule July 1.
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