Oregon Inspections : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Oregon agencies are permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state hazardous materials motor carrier regulations.

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Oregon is a “state plan” state; that is, it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. The state inspection requirements mirror the federal inspection standards, with stricter requirements for posting warnings as the result of an inspection and for follow-up inspections. See TABLE 1 in this section for state agency safety inspection requirements.

See TABLE 2 in this section for state agency hazardous materials motor carrier inspection requirements.

See the national section INSPECTIONS for the federal inspection requirements.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA) administers and enforces the state’s health and safety workplace inspection procedures in private and public workplaces.

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) administers and enforces the hazardous materials regulations for motor carriers in Oregon.

State Requirements
Item Frequency
Inspection proceduresOregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 437-001-0090 During an inspection, an OR/OSHA compliance officer is authorized to:• Collect, including but not limited to, information for the purpose of classifying any apparent violations as minimal, other than serious, or serious, and collect data for the purpose of calculating penalties.• Post a Red Warning Notice following procedures under OAR 437-001-0096 if the employer or employer representative refuses to protect the employees from the imminent danger.
Inspection prioritiesOAR 437-001-0055 A follow-up inspection:• Must be initiated when the employer requests ...

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