Oregon Recordkeeping - General laws & safety compliance analysis

Oregon Recordkeeping - General: What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Oregon is a “state plan” state; that is, it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health program. The state has adopted safety and health rules for recordkeeping that follow federal rules, and employers must use the state’s injury and illness incident report or equivalent form for each recordable injury or illness that is entered on the OSHA 300 Log. The state has adopted recordkeeping rules for cranes that are stricter than federal rules. There are state rules for safety committee meetings records; there are no federal requirements for safety committees. See the TABLE in this section for state-specific safety requirements.

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See the national section RECORDKEEPING for more information on federal recordkeeping requirements.

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

State Requirements
Cranes and slings – General industryOregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 437-002-0228(1)OAR 437-002-0228(2) A thorough, annual inspection of all cranes must be made by a competent person or a government or private agency. Maintain a record of the dates and results of inspections for each hoisting machine and piece of equipment. Record the level of training and experience received by an employee who operates cranes. None specified
Injury and illness incidence recordOAR 437-001-0700 The Employer’s Report of Occupational Injury or Disease (DCBS Form 801) or equivalent form must be used in lieu of the OSHA 301 Incident Report form. Same as federal
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