|For Immediate Release:
June 6, 2003
For More Information:
Dave McLaughlin 503-378-3272
Kevin Weeks 503-947-7428
Changes announced in Oregon rules for spray finishing
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon
OSHA) has announced changes in the Oregon Administrative Rules,
Chapter 437, Division 2/H, Spray Finishing. The changes went
into effect on April 21, 2003.
The scope of the new standard includes finishing materials
that are applied in a continuous or intermittent process, including
any sprayed material that produces combustible deposits or residue.
New requirements do not apply to outdoor spraying of buildings,
tanks or similar structures and also do not apply to portable
spraying apparatus not used repeatedly in the same location.
The new Oregon standard features safety requirements from
two separate federal standards now contained in one location,
with requirements written in clear language. Language was added
to allow for alternatives to certain requirements when a local
fire authority allows for an alternative in writing. Requirements
for paint mixing rooms, and drying, curing or fusion equipment
must also meet updated National Fire Protection Association or
Uniform Fire Code standards.
Additional information about the rule changes, and text of
the adopted rules, is available on the Oregon OSHA Web site,
www.orosha.org. For answers to questions about the standards,
contact Dave McLaughlin in Oregon OSHA's Standards and Technical
section at (503) 378-3272, or toll-free in Oregon, (800) 922-2689.