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August 2013

News Briefs

Oregon OSHA investigates methylene chloride exposures, issues hazard alert

One worker died and another became sick after an exposure to methylene chloride while performing separate bathroom resurfacing projects in the Portland area in recent months. Read article

Rising temperatures increase risks for workers

Imagine cooking over a hot stove or working on a rooftop construction site when temperatures climb into the 90s and higher. Outdoor jobs become more than just uncomfortable. Read article

Work suspended on a small-capacity crane operator training rule

Oregon OSHA is not moving forward with a proposed small capacity crane operator safety-training rule. Stakeholders recommended discontinuing the rule as a result of an expansion of training options and a delay by federal OSHA until Nov. 10, 2017. Read article

Training videos now available online

Oregon OSHA is now offering 17 video titles from the agency's library online for download. Read article

Congratulations to the new SHARP company:

Suterra LLC

Suterra LLC, Bend

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