Oregon Head Protection laws & safety compliance analysis

Oregon Head Protection: What you need to know

Oregon has adopted by reference the federal workplace rules for head protection (OAR 437-002-0120) in general industry, and added its own provisions for caps and other hair coverings that are stricter than federal rules.

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The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services/Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA) administers and enforces safety and health requirements in private and public sector workplaces.

OAR 437-002-0134(9)

Employers must ensure that employees exposed to power-driven machinery or to sources of ignition must wear caps or other head coverings that completely cover the hair.

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