Changes announced in Oregon rules for short-term traffic control at worksites
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) has announced
changes in the Oregon Administrative Rules for short-term traffic control
at worksites when signs, signals and barricades are used. The changes
went into effect on January 31, 2003.
The changes apply to Division
2-N - Rules for Commercial and Industrial Vehicles, and Division
3-G - Signs, Signals and Barricades in the Oregon Administrative Rules
which apply to general industry and construction.
New provisions to construction rules specify that the use of flaggers,
warning garments worn by flaggers and barricades used to protect employees
must meet current Federal Highway Administration standards.
The changes update the national standard being referenced in Oregon rules
from a 1989 ANSI standard, to the December 2000 edition of the Federal
Highway Administration Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
Electronic copies of the MUTCD are available for downloading on the World
Wide Web at http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/kno-millennium.htm.
Employers who are following the most current edition of the Oregon Department
of Transportation's "Short Term Traffic Control Handbook" will
be considered to be in compliance with this requirement.
Additional information about the rule changes, and text of the adopted
rule changes, is available on the Oregon OSHA Web site, www.orosha.org.
For answers to questions about the standards, contact Oregon OSHA's Standards
and Technical section at (503) 378-3272, or toll-free in Oregon, (800)