Oregon Enforcement laws & safety compliance analysis

Oregon Enforcement : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oregon has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. The state OSH Act governs both public and private sector workplaces. The state's criminal penalties for safety and health violations mirror federal penalties, and it has adopted additional civil penalties that are stricter than federal penalties.

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Administration and enforcement. OR-OSHA administers and enforces safety and health requirements in private and public sector workplaces. ODOT administers and enforces the rules for hazardous materials transporters.

Requirements

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS

TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION LAWS

DISCUSSION

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS
Prohibited Act Penalty
OSHA: Any serious violation of safety and health rules Administrative: ORS 654.086:Minimum $50 penalty
OSHA: Making false statements Civil:ORS 654.086:Minimum $100 fine; maximum $2,500
OSHA: Unauthorized use of a machine or equipment after the red warning notice is posted Civil: ORS 654.086:Minimum $100 fine; maximum $5,000
OSHA: Violation of requirements for posting notices Civil: ORS 654.086:Maximum $1,000 fine
OSHA: Failure to provide adequate sanitation facilities for workers harvesting food crops Civil: ORS 654.086:Minimum $250 fine; maximum $2,500
TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION LAWS
Prohibited Act Penalty
Hazardous materials transporters: Violations of ODOT rules for the transportation of hazardous materials Civil: ORS 825.258:Up to $10,000 per violation; each day of violation is a separate offense
Hazardous materials transporters: Violation of ODOT motor carrier laws, rules, or orders and procuring, aiding, or abetting in such violation Civil: ORS ...

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