Oregon OSHA is exploring the topic of occupational heat related illness in Oregon. They are looking for a cross-section of industry representatives to discuss how to best keep workers safe in the heat. Oregon OSHA will discuss what they are currently doing in terms of enforcement and outreach. They will touch on how federal OSHA and other states address heat related illness, which in some states include a rule component for outdoor or indoor heat exposures.
The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 from 9 am–12 pm at OSHA’s Portland field office. They are interested in hearing from you about heat-related issues in your industry along with measures taken to reduce heat exposure risks. They anticipate several meetings continuing through the remainder of this year, although they don’t have a concrete schedule or time frame.
If you would like to participate, e-mail Stephanie Ficek your contact information.
Contact Sharon Dey, 503 947-7392, if you have questions about the purpose or nature of the discussion.