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Preambles to Final Rules

Summary of testimony and division responses for the Administrative Rule process, sorted by subject.

A - C - E - G - I - M - P - S

Agricultural labor housing

Agriculture labor housing (Final rule adopted 03/24/08, AO 4-2008)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to agriculture labor housing in the Division 4 Agriculture Administrative Rules.

Agriculture

Agriculture - Subdivisions A, C, and K (Final rule adopted 07/08/10, AO 4-2010)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to Division 4, Agriculture, Subdivisions A, C, and K.

Agriculture – Subdivisions I and Z (Final rule adopted 9/19/12, AO 4-2012)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to Agriculture – Division 4/I, Personal Protective Equipment, and 4/Z, Chemicals and Toxins.

Air contaminants

Silica and Air contaminants (Final rule adopted 05/13/08, AO 6-2008)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to Silica and corrections to Air contaminants in General Industry and Construction Administrative Rules.

Appeals

Penalties, Appeals, and other topics in Division 1 (Final rule adopted 05/11/12, AO 2-2012)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to penalties, appeals, and other rules in Division 1, General Administrative Rules.

Confined Spaces

Confined Spaces in General Industry and Construction (Final rule adopted 09/28/12, AO 6-2012)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to confines spaces in general industry and construction.

Cranes and Derricks

Cranes and Derricks in Construction (Final rule adopted 02/09/11, AO 1-2011)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to Cranes and Derricks in Construction. New subdivision CC contains the crane and derrick rules.

Electrical

Electrical standard in general industry (Final rule adopted 04/06/09, AO 3-2009)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to Division 2, Subdivision S, Electrical. Adopted changes in 1910.303 General, and 1910.304 Wiring Design and Protection.

General

General Administrative Rules Preamble (Final rule adopted 01/27/09, AO 2-2009)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to Division 1 General Administrative Rules. These changes bring some rules into harmony with statutes, case law and the practices of federal OSHA. We also cleaned up some old-fashioned language in favor of clearer rule writing.

Inspection scheduling

General Administrative Rules (Final rule adopted 10/05/09, AO 10-2009)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to OAR 437-0001-0057 Scheduling inspections (predominantly fixed places of employment). Other rule changes include 437-001-0015 Definitions; 437-001-0055 Priority of Inspections; and 437-001-0420 Decision on Variance Request.

Machine guarding

Compactors and Balers in General Industry (Final rule adopted 07/07/09, AO 7-2009)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to Division 2, Subdivision O, OAR 437-002-0256 Oregon Rules for Refuse Collections and Compaction Equipment.

Penalties

Penalties, Appeals, and other topics in Division 1 (Final rule adopted 05/11/12, AO 2-2012)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to penalties, appeals, and other rules in Division 1, General Administrative Rules.

Personal Protective Equipment

New PPE rule in Division 2/I (Final rule adopted 12/08/11, AO 4-2011)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes in general industry, construction, agriculture, and maritime. Federal OSHA and Oregon-initiated changes.

Safety Committees

Agriculture - Subdivisions A, C, and K (Final rule adopted 07/08/10, AO 4-2010)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to Division 4, Agriculture, Subdivisions A, C, and K.

Safety Committee Preamble - OAR 437-001-0765 (Final rule adopted 09/19/08, AO 9-2008)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to safety committees and safety meetings in the Division 1 General Administrative Rules.

Silica

Silica and Air contaminants (Final rule adopted 05/13/08, AO 6-2008)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes to Silica and corrections to Air contaminants in General Industry and Construction Administrative Rules.

Substance-specific Rules

Oregon-initiated new rules in existing substance-specific standards (Final rule adopted 12/08/11, AO 5-2011)

Summary of comments and agency decisions regarding proposed changes in general industry and construction, expanding the respiratory protection program reference paragraphs in substance-specific standards.