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All-terrain vehicles

Read this fact sheet to find out what you should know about using an ATV on the job.


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Aluminum phosphide and Fumigation Management Plans for burrowing pests

Describes Aluminum phosphide health hazards and how to prepare a fumigation management plan for burrowing pests


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Aluminum phosphide and Fumigation Management Plans for structures

Describes Aluminum phosphide health hazards and how to prepare a fumigation management plan for structures


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Asbestos

An overview of health hazards associated with asbestos. Briefly describes work classes for asbestos removal, repair and maintenance, and custodial activities. Includes answers to frequently asked questions.


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Asbestos training

Because asbestos can be so hazardous, employees working with or around asbestos must be trained. The level of training depends on the type of work they perform.


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Bloodborne pathogens

An overview of what employers must do to protect workers who may come into contact with blood and other potentially infectious materials that can cause serious illness or death.


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Chemical storage guidelines - agricultural pesticides and chemicals

Describes where to store agricultural pesticides and chemicals, characteristics of "safe" storage facilities, safe practices for storing chemicals, and how to respond to emergencies


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Chemical storage guidelines, flammables

Describes the characteristics of flammable and cobustible liquids, gives examples of common combustible and flammable materials, and offers guidelines for storing them properly


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Comités de seguridad y reuniones de seguridad para trabajadores agrícolas - factos rapidos
Safety committees and safety meetings for agriculture workers - quick facts

Comités de seguridad y reuniones de seguridad para trabajadores agrícolas
Lo que trabajadores del campo necesitan saber sobre los comités de seguridad y las reuniones de seguridad.

Safety committees and safety meetings for agriculture workers
What agriculture workers need to know about safety committees and safety meetings.


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Compressed air piping systems

Covers Oregon OSHA's requirements for compressed air piping including restrictions on using PVC pipe, labeling, and cleaning with compressed air.


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Compressed gas safety

Key safety and health requirements for working with compressed gases, including safe handling and use, cylinder storage, and cylinder inspection.


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Confined spaces

Describes the requirements for confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces, including entry procedures and emergency plans.


Controlling hazardous fume and gases during welding Federal OSHA


Controlling Hexavalent Chromium Exposures during Electroplating Federal OSHA


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Crane standard

This fact sheet covers the scope of Oregon OSHA's new crane standard for the construction industry, including equipment.


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Crane timeline

This fact sheet summarizes important compliance dates in Oregon OSHA's new crane standard for the construction industry.


Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers Federal OSHA


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Diisocianatos - factos rapidos
Diisocyanates - quick facts

Datos rápidos para trabajadores sobre los diisocianatos
Los diisocianatos son productos químicos que se usan para hacer el poliuretano. Si usa productos que contienen poliuretano donde trabaja, debería saber acerca de los diisocianatos, quienes pueden irritar sus ojos, garganta, nariz, y piel.

Quick facts for employees about diisocyanates
Diisocyanates are chemicals used to make polyurethane. If you use products that contain polyurethane where you work, you should know about diisocyanates, which can irritate your eyes, throat, nose, and skin.


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El cloruro de metileno - factos rapidos
Methylene chloride - quick facts

Datos rápidos para trabajadores sobre el cloruro de metileno
El cloruro de metileno (CM) es un líquido incoloro de olor dulce. El cloruro de metileno es muy peligroso. Pude quemarle gravemente la piel y los ojos. También puede dañarle el hígado, los riñones, y el cerebro.

Quick facts for employees about methylene chloride
Methylene chloride (MC) is a colorless liquid that has a sweet odor. Methylene chloride is very dangerous. It can severely burn your skin and eyes. It can also damage your liver, kidneys, and brain.


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El ácido fluorhídrico - facto rapidos
Hydroflouric acid - quick facts

Datos rápidos para trabajadores sobre el ácido fluorhídrico
El ácido fluorhídrico (FH) es un líquido incoloro con un olor irritante fuerte. El FH es muy peligroso porque se absorbe fácilmente por la piel desprotegida. el FH puede causar quemaduras graves que son muy dolorosas y que tardan mucho tiempo en sanar.

Quick facts for employees about hydroflouric acid
Hydrofluoric acid (HF) is a colorless liquid that has a strong irritating odor. HF is very dangerous because it’s easily absorbed by unprotected skin. HF can cause severe burns, which are very painful and slow to heal.


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Enfermedades causadas por el calor - datos rápidos
Heat illness - quick facts

Datos rápidos para trabajadores sobre de enfermedades causadas por el calor
Cuando la temperatura sube, el calor puede causar que usted se enferme. Para protegerse, asegúrese de que su lugar de trabajo tenga agua potable y de que puede ser usada de manera limpia.

Quick facts for employees about the dangers of heat illness
When the temperature goes up, heat can make you sick. To protect yourself, make sure your worksite has potable water and a clean way to dispense it.


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Equipo protectivo individual - factos rapidos
Personal protective equipment - quick facts

Datos rápidos para trabajadores sobre equipo individual
El equipo de protección individual le protege de peligros laborales tales como químicos, electricidad, humos, objetos filosos, y ruido. El equipo de protección individual usualmente es conocido como EPI.

Quick facts for employees about personal equipment
Personal protective equipment protects you from hazards in your workplace such as chemicals, electricity, fumes, sharp objects, and noise. Personal protective equipment is usually called PPE.


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Escaleras portátiles - datos rápidos
Portable ladders - quick facts

Datos rápidos para trabajadores sobre escaleras portátiles
Seleccione la escalera apropiada para el trabajo que va a hacer. Inspeccione la escalera. Posicione la escalera de manera apropiada. Trabaje de manera segura.

Quick facts for employees about portable ladders
Choose the right ladder for the job. Inspect the ladder. Set up the ladder properly. Work safely.


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Eyewash and safety showers

Explains requirements for eyewash stations and showers in workplaces where employees are exposed to substances that could injure their eyes, with guidance on hazard assessment and equipment selection.


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Field sanitation for agricultural hand labor

Describes requirements for drinking water, toilets, and hand-washing facilities that must be provided for workers who do agricultural hand labor.


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Fire extinguishers / emergency action plan / fire protection

Details the requirements for selection and location of workplace fire extinguishers, with guidance for developing emergency-action and fire-prevention plans.


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Flammable liquids

Describes basic storage, transfer, and transport requirements for the four classifications of flammable liquids.


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Ground-fault circuit interrupters GFCI

Describes GFCI requirements in construction, details how GFCIs protect workers from electrocution, and addresses common errors.


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Hazard Communication and the Globally Harmonized System

Oregon OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard for general industry to align with the Globally Harmonized System of classification and labeling of chemicals. This fact sheet highlights the current rule requirements and what's changing in 2013-2016.


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Hazard Communication Standard’s label requirements

Oregon OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the Globally Harmonized System of classification and labeling chemicals. This fact sheet highlights the current rule requirements for labeling hazardous chemicals and what's changing in 2013-2016.


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Hazardous energy control (lockout/tagout)

Gives an overview of OR-OSHA standards for hazardous energy control (lockout/tagout).


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Hexavalent chromium

Describes the sources of hexavalent chromium, the risks of exposure and those likely to by affected - typically workers who handle pigments containing dry chromate and spray paints and coatings containing chromate, workers who operate chrome plating baths, and those who weld or cut metals containing chromium


Hexavalent Chromium Hazards in Bridge Painting Federal OSHA


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High-visibility safety apparel

Offers guidelines for those who work in streets or highway right-of-ways and are exposed to traffic or construction equipment.


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Hoja de Seguridad - datos rápidos
Safety Data Sheet - quick facts

Datos rápidos para trabajadores sobre hojas de seguridad
Una hoja de datos de seguridad le indica información importante acerca de un químico peligroso. En los Estados Unidos las hojas de datos de seguridad son conocidas también como “materiales de seguridad hojas de datos.? En la actualidad, el nombre de hoja de datos de seguridad es reconocido a nivel mundial. Su empleador debe asegurarse para entrenarle acerca de la información contenida en las hojas de datos de seguridad.

Quick facts for employees about safety data sheets
A Safety Data Sheet tells you important information about a hazardous chemical. Safety data sheets are often called “material safety data sheets? in the United States. The name safety data sheet is now recognized worldwide. Your employer must train you about the information on safety data sheets.


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Isocyanates

Intended for small business owners and their employees, this fact sheet describes what isocyanates are, why they're extreme health hazards, and how employees can protect themselves.


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Las volcaduras de tractores - datos rapidos
Tractor rollovers - quick facts

Las volcaduras de tractores son los accidents que causan mayor pérdida de vida en las granjas
¡Usted puede prevenir volcaduras de tractores! Las volcaduras de tractores son los accidentes que causan mayor pérdida de vida en las granjas.

Tractor rollovers are the most deadly accidents on farms
You can prevent tractor rollovers! Tractor rollovers are the most deadly accidents on farms.


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Lasers: Safe work practices

An overview of the hazards associated with lasers. Briefly describes the classes of lasers and when you need to have a laser safety officer (LSO). Includes answers to frequently asked questions.


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Lead in construction

Covers the key requirements in 1926.62, Oregon OSHA's lead rule for the construction industry.


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Lockout/Tagout for the automotive repair industry

An overview of how the Control of Hazardous Engery standard applies to the automotive industry, including information about hazardous energy exposures and energy control programs and procedures.


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Loss-prevention services for employers

Describes the loss-prevention services available to your business from your workers' compensation insurance carrier.


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Mold

Describes effects and dangers of mold in buildings, with information on evaluating buildings for mold growth, sampling, and subsequent remediation.


Montacargas operados con gas y el envenenamiento por monóxido de carbono - datos rápidos
Gas-powered forklifts and carbon monoxide poisoning - quick facts

Datos Rápidos para trabajadores sobre los riesgos de operar montacargas operados con gas en espacios interiores

Quick facts for employees about the risks of operating gas powered forklifts indoors


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Motor vehicle safety for employers and employees

This fact sheet covers basic elements of vehicle safety for employers and employees


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Noise exposure and hearing conservation

Describes conditions under which an employer is required to have a hearing conservation program in place; discusses noise monitoring, controls, and audiometric testing; includes a brief overview of requirements.


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Operating powered industrial trucks (forklifts)

This fact sheet highlights important safety considerations for owners and operators of powered industrial trucks.


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Personal protective equipment

Details when employers must provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers, with an example of a hazard assessment, and descriptions of appropriate PPE for various tasks.


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Personal protective equipment - who pays?

This fact sheet will acquaint you with the details of Oregon's PPE rule and answer most questions about when and how PPE is paid for. With few exceptions, employers must pay for all personal protective equipment (PPE).


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Power line safety - evaluating the work zone

provides contractors with a flow chart to help them evaluate a work zone when cranes will be operating within 20 feet of an overhead power line.


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PPE requirements for agriculture

Effective January 1, 2013, the personal protective equipment (PPE) standards have new requirements for agricultural employers. This fact sheet outlines Oregon OSHA's PPE requirements in Division 2/I, including examples of hazards with the appropriate PPE.


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Recording and posting work-related incidents

Summarizes Oregon OSHA's requirements for posting and recording work-related incidents, injuries, and illnesses. It also includes Oregon record retention requirements.


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Reporting work-related incidents

Describes what employers need to do when employees are involved in work-related incidents that cause overnight hospitalizations, catastrophes, or fatalities.


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Respiratory protection

Describes general industry respiratory protection requirements and answers provides some questions with answers


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Respiratory protection - agriculture

Describes how to protect employees from breathing harmful substances and summarizes elements of an effective respiratory protection program.


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Respiratory protection - agriculture, Russian version

Describes agricultural employers' responsibilities for protecting employees who are exposed to respiratory health hazards. Also summarizes the elements of an effective respiratory protection program


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Respiratory protection - agriculture, Spanish version
Cómo proteger la respiración en la agricultura

Describe como proteger a los trabajadores de respirar sustancias dañinas y resume las partes de un programa efectivo de protección de la respiración.

Respiratory Protection: Agriculture
Describes how to protect employees from breathing harmful substances and summarizes elements of an effective respiratory protection program.


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Respiratory protection - voluntary

Describes employer responsibilities when workers choose to wear respirators not required by employers of OR-OSHA; includes a summary of requirements for different types of respirators.


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Safety and health hazards in nail salons

There are more than 14,000 nail care technicians working in Oregon This rapidly growing profession provides services such as manicures, applying artificial nails, and pedicures. Many technicians may not know that prolonged exposure to chemicals in nail polish, polish removers, and nail hardeners can harm them if they don't use them properly. Oregon OSHA addresses the problem with this fact sheet for salon owners and educators.


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Safety committees and safety meetings - agriculture

Summarizes the key requirements for Oregon OSHA's new safety committee/safety meeting rule for agricultural employers - 437-004-0251. The rule is effective Jan. 1, 2011.


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Safety committees and safety meetings - general industry/construction

This fact sheet summarizes the safety committees and safety meetings rule and helps the employer determine if they need to have a safety committee or if they can hold safety meetings. It also reviews the basic requirements of both safety committees and safety meetings.


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Safety orientation for seasonal workers in agriculture

This fact sheet explains the requirements of 437-004-0240, Safety Orientation for Seasonal Workers, which applies to agricultural employers who hire seasonal workers.


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Ship's ladders and alternating tread stairs

This fact sheet gives recommendations to make ship's ladders and alternating tread stairs safe, although they don't comply with Oregon OSHA's existing standards on ladders and stairs. Oregon OSHA will consider it a minimal violation if they meet the criteria in this fact sheet and were installed because regular stairs are not feasible.


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Sit-stand workstations

Describes how sit-stand workstations can reduce health risks associated with prolonged sitting and standing.


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Tarping and fall protection - information for truckers

Protect yourself from falling if you have to adjust, remove, or apply a tarp from the top of your load. This fact sheet tells you what to do.


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Using warning lines - construction industry best practices

This fact sheet explains construction-industry best practices for using a warning line to alert workers they are approaching an unprotected edge of a roof, floor, or other work surface.


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Walking-working surfaces, standard railings

Details requirements for guardrails to prevent falls from open-sided floors, platforms, stairway floor openings, and walking or working surfaces that are more than 4 feet above the ground; describes the use of standard railings, stair railings, and toeboards.


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Water temperatures referenced in Oregon OSHA's rules

Oregon OSHA's rules include requirements to ensure that employers provide workers with cold, cool, tepid, warm, or hot water for drinking, bathing, hand washing, laundering clothes, etc. This fact sheet defines the various water temperature terms.


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What is a material safety data sheet (MSDS)?

Describes employers responsibility for providing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) when employees use chemicals. MSDSs are detailed information bulletins that describe the chemical's hazards and precaution for safe handling and use.


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Wood dust

Describes health and safety hazards of wood dust