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Technical Manual

Oregon OSHA's Technical Manual provides practical information and guidance to Oregon OSHA compliance safety and health officers (CSHO) on a variety of workplace safety and health topics.

The purpose of our Technical Manual is to assist CSHOs in hazard recognition, accident prevention and in establishing sound safety and health programs.

The content is based on current Oregon OSHA standards, research publications, consensus standards, and the federal OSHA Technical Manual (OTM).

Currently, each chapter of the 1990s era Technical Manual is being converted into Word documents and where available, the content updated to reflect information provided by federal OSHA.

The 1990s era Technical Manual chapters will remain accessible as PDF files until the conversion process is complete, at which time the converted chapters will be provided as both PDF files and Word documents.

Our Technical Manual is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for any provision of the Oregon Safety Employment Act or any standards issued by Oregon OSHA.

Oregon OSHA Technical Manual
Table of Contents


Circa 1996
Oregon OSHA Technical Manual
Table of Contents

Section I: General Information


Section II: Sampling, Measurement Methods, and Instruments

Section III: Health Hazards

Section IV: Safety Hazards

Section V: Construction Operations

Section VI: Health-Care Facilities

Section VII: Ergonomics

Section VIII: Protective Equipment

Section IX: Safety and Health Management

  • Chap 1: RESERVED

Section X: Miscellaneous

Section I: Sampling, Measurement Methods, and Instructions

Section II: Health Hazards

  • Chap 1: Polymer Matrix Materials: Advanced Composites
  • Chap 2: Indoor Air Quality Investigations
  • Chap 3: Ventilation Investigations
  • Chap 4: Heat Stress
  • Chap 5: Noise Measurements
  • Chap 6: Laser Hazards
  • Chap 7: Legionnaire's Disease

Section III: Safety Hazards

  • Chap 1: Oil Well Derrick Stability: Guywire Anchor Systems
  • Chap 2: Petroleum Refining Processes
  • Chap 3: Pressure Vessel Guidelines
  • Chap 4: Industrial Robots and Robot System Safety

Section IV: Construction Operations

  • Chap 1: Demolition
  • Chap 2: Excavations: Hazard Recognition in Trenching and Shoring
  • Chap 3: Controlling Lead Exposures in the Construction Industry: Engineering and Work Practice Controls

Section V: Health Care Facilities

  • Chap 1: Hospital Investigations: Health Hazards
  • Chap 2: RESERVED
  • Chap 3: Controlling Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs

Section VI: Ergonomics

  • Chap 1: Back Disorders and Injuries

Section VII: Personal Protective Equipment

  • Chap 1: Chemical Protective Clothing
  • Chap 2: Respiratory Protection

Section IX: Safety and Health Management

  • Chap 1: RESERVED

Section IX: Miscellaneous

  • Chap 1: Metric System Conversion

If you have questions regarding the contents of this page, please contact Oregon OSHA Technical Section, (503) 378-3272 toll free in Oregon, (800) 922-2689 or send email to tech.web@state.or.us