OR OSHA Adopted Changes To the WPS In Agriculture Activities

Portland, OR (CompNewsNetwork) - In Oregon, Oregon OSHA administers and enforces the pesticide Worker Protection Standard (WPS: 40 CFR 170) as adopted in Division 4, Agriculture, Subdivision W, OAR 437-004-6000. This rulemaking amends OAR 437-004-6000 to reflect non-substantive corrections and technical amendments that were published in the Federal Register from 2006 through 2009.

Oregon OSHA is also amending the pesticide Worker Protection Standard (WPS) in Division 7, Forest Activities, Subdivision A, General Requirements, OAR 437-007-0010, to clarify the references in Division 7 to the WPS in Division 4.

In addition, Oregon OSHA is amending Division 2, General Industry, Subdivision Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances, by adopting a new rule (OAR 437-002-0170) to clarify that under certain circumstances all parts of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) apply to general industry workplaces, and are a part of Division 2 in addition to, and not instead of, any other part of Division 2.

Members of the public submitting written comments expressed support for the changes but noted that the proposed amendments (being non-substantive) do not go far enough to improve the protection of Oregon's affected workers from exposure to pesticides. The changes suggested by these commenters were outside the parameters of this rulemaking.

This is Oregon OSHA Administrative Order 9-2009, adopted and effective September 21, 2009.
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