April 24, 2014
Oregon OSHA is proposing rulemaking to change its existing general industry and construction oxygen-fuel gas (oxy-fuel) welding and cutting rules. Under the proposed rulemaking, one new oxy-fuel rule would cover employers in general industry (Division 2) and construction (Division 3). Sections (1) through (15) of the proposed rule would apply to general industry employers and sections (1) through (13) would apply to construction employers.
Other significant changes in the proposed rule cover:
Read the text of proposed changes here.
Two public hearings are scheduled for the proposed rulemaking:
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