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Guidebooks

4878

ABCs of Construction Site Safety

Identifies 26 workplace safety topics for construction-industry employers. Includes construction-industry rules and summaries of compliance requirements.

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3654

Air You Breathe: Oregon OSHA's Respiratory Protection Guide for Agricultural Employers

Describes how to protect employees from agricultural respiratory hazards. Covers basic types of respirators and how to develop an effective respiratory protection program.

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2129

Asbestos - Rules of Abatement

Covers what construction employers need to know about asbestos removal and maintenance based on Oregon OSHA's asbestos standard for the construction industry: 1926.1101.

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3345

Back Injury Prevention Guide for Health Care Providers

Describes how to prevent back injuries caused by lifting and moving patients; includes evaluation tools and checklists.

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Be trained! Your guide to Oregon OSHA's safety and health training requirements

Summarizes Oregon OSHA's training requirements for employers.

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2261

Bloodborne pathogens: questions and answers about occupational exposure

Describes Oregon OSHA's requirements for preventing exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and other bllodborne pathogens, including hepatitis C virus (HCV).

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3330

Breathe right! Oregon OSHA's guide to respiratory protection for small-business owners and managers

Describes respiratory hazards and how to protect workers; includes guidelines for developing a respiratory protection program. and a CD with customizable written program materials.

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Buy Quiet Posters (NIOSH)

Buy Quiet is an occupational health and safety prevention initiative which encourages companies to purchase or rent quieter machinery when new businesses start or as older machinery is replaced in order to reduce worker exposure to noise. NIOSH has developed material to assist companies and promote the implementation of Buy Quiet programs.

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3326

Controlling Hazardous Energy

Covers the requirements in Oregon OSHA's standard for hazardous energy control: Subdivision 2/J, 1910.147 (Lockout/tagout).

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4927

Cranes and derricks in construction

Covers Oregon OSHA's construction requirements for cranes and derricks. Also hightlights eight common crane accidents, describes why they happen, and includes the requirements that can prevent them from happening.

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2411

Cultivate a safe agricultural workplace

Includes smart practices for 39 work-related topics that can help employers achieve a safer workplace.

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3347

Easy ergonomics: a practical approach for improving the workplace

Offers a simple, hands-on approach to workplace ergonomics.

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3083s

Escaleras Portátiles: Como usarlas sin sufrir caídas

Describe las prácticas de seguridad en el uso de escaleras portátiles.

Portable Ladders: How to use them so they won't let you down
Describes safe work practices for using portable ladders.

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1863

Evaluating Your Computer Workstation

Describes how to evaluate a computer workstation and highlights solutions to ergonomic problems related to computer us.

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2174

Excavations

Covers excavation safe practices and Oregon OSHA's safety requirements for excavation work.

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3356

Expecting the unexpected; what to consider in planning for workplace emergencies

Helps employers plan for workplace emergencies. Covers Oregon OSHA's emergency planning requirements, types of emergencies, and how to prepare an emergency plan.

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2824

Fall Protection for the Construction Industry

Covers fall protection concepts and Oregon OSHA's fall-protective rules for Oregon construction-industry employers.

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Field Guide for Danger Tree Identification and Response

Developed with help from the US Forest Service.

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Follow the manufacturer's instructions

Highlights Oregon OSHA rules that require employers to follow manufacturer's instructions.

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4755

Foundation of a safe workplace

Describes the fundamentals of an effective safety and health program.

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4960

GHS-aligned Hazard Communication Standard guidebook

The essence of hazard communication is knowledge and understanding. We use thousands of chemical products throughout our lives, at home and at work, but most of us would have a hard time telling the difference between safe products and hazardous ones without information and training.
 
Oregon OSHA's guide to the GHS-aligned Hazard Communication Standard includes an overview of our hazard communication rules and helps employers develop a hazard communication program.

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2117

HAZWOPER - A Planning Guide for the Perplexed

Covers the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response standard: 1910.120.

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3349

Hearing Protection Quick Guide

Describes basic hearing conservation concepts and covers the elements of a hearing conservation program.

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3301

It's not just dust! What you should know about silicosis and crystalline silica

Describes the hazards of crystalline silica, what causes silicosis, and how to prevent it.

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2942

Landscaping Profession Information

Covers Oregon OSHA's requirements for landscape contractors.

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4907

Lead in construction quick guide

Helps small business owners understand and comply with the requirements of Oregon OSHA’s lead rule for the construction industry, 1926.62.

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2980

Machine Safeguarding and the Point of Operation; A Guide for Finding Solutions to Machine Hazards

Focuses on point-of-operation hazards and safeguarding methods; covers equipment found in many Oregon workplaces and current machine-guarding requirments.

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2864

Not designed to be occupied - Oregon OSHA's guide to confined space safety for general industry and construction work

Explains the requirements in Oregon OSHA's confined spaces rule, 437-002-0146.

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3083

Portable ladders: How to use them so they won't let you down

Describes safe work practices for using portable ladders.

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Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training Manual

Describes safe practices and training requirements for operating powered industrial trucks.

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2738

PPE hazard assessment for general industry quick guide

Explains how to determine the personal protective equipment employees need to protect themselves.

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2274

Preventing Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories

Describes the requirements of Oregon OSHA's standard on exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories.

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Put_it_in_writing

Put it in writing! Your guide to Oregon OSHA's required written materials

Identifies Oregon OSHA's rules that have requirements for written programs.

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3353

Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA 300 log)

Includes OSHA forms and instruction for recording work-related injuries and illnesses.

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3353s

Registrando Lesiones y Enfermedades Laborales (diario OSHA 300)

Formularios de OSHA para registrar lesiones y enfermedades relacionadas con en el trabajo.

Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA 300 log)
OSHA forms to record work-related injuries and illnesses.

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1005

Rules that have special requirements

We get many calls and emails from employers asking the same question. It begins: "Which of your rules have requirements for..." You can finish the sentence with words like "recordkeeping," "employee training," and "respiratory protection." This guide lists all of those rules and their requirements.
 
We call them special requirements, because they're requirements that you might want to know more about, including: Required programs, Required written documents, Recordkeeping requirements, Certification requirements, Training requirements, Respiratory protection requirements, Exposure monitoring requirements, Medical surveillance requirements, Competent persons requirements, Qualified persons requirements.

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1951

Safe practices when working around hazardous agricultural chemicals

Covers safe practices for employees who do hand-labor work. Available in other languages; call the Oregon OSHA Resource Center for information.

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0989

Safety committees and safety meetings quick guide

Describes how to comply with Oregon OSHA's Safety Committees and Safety Meetings rule for general industry and construction employers: 437-001-0765.

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4908

Safety committees and safety meetings quick guide - agriculture

Describes how to comply with Oregon OSHA's safety committees and safety meetings requirements for agricultural employers: 437-004-0251.

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4904

Supported scaffolds for the construction industry

Describes construction industry best practices for using supported scaffolds and covers requirements for supported scaffolds.

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1816e

Training for Safe and Effective Logging Techniques

Covers safe practices for logging.

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2135

Underground Construction (tunneling)

An overview of Oregon OSHA's requirements for underground construction.

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4767

Vehicle safety for small businesses in the construction industry

Covers vehicle safety best practices for small-business owners and their emplyees.

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2857

Violence in the workplace: Can it happen here?

Describes workplace violence, its causes, and employers' legal obligations.

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1935

Yarding and Loading Handbook

The material in the handbook is intended to reinforce safe practices in a hazardous work environment, based on Oregon OSHA Division 7 Forest Activities safety and health standards, and generations of practical experience in Oregon logging. The main intent is to provide loggers with a readable, easy-to-use resource. (on-line only)

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Yarding Logging Safety- Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

Covers safety hazards and injury prevention in Oregon logging operations; describes 18 fatalities associated with rigging, landing, maintenance, skidding machinery, helicoper logging and transportation.

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Youth Worker guide from F.A.C.E.

Tells the stories of young workers aged 16-24 who were killed on the job in Oregon from 2003 through 2006.

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