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02/07/2022

Oregon OSHA Proposes Heat Illness Prevention Rule

To better protect workers in the state from climate-related hazards, Oregon OSHA proposed requirements for employers concerning heat illness prevention. The announcement comes shortly after US OSHA announced its own plans to create a Federal standard for occupational heat exposure safety.

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12/06/2021

OSHA to Initiate Heat Illness Safety Rule

Update 12/6/2021: OSHA is extending the period for submitting comments on the ANPRM for Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings to January 26, 2022.

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When US EPA introduced the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the hazardous waste management standards included reduced requirements for some large-volume wastes. After studying the hazards of wastes in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) operations, as directed by the US Congress, EPA determined regulation of these wastes under RCRA was not warranted. Therefore, many oil and gas E&P wastes are excluded from the RCRA Subtitle C hazardous waste management standards.

Understanding the RCRA Exclusion for Oil and Gas

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