Oregon adopts permanent rules to protect workers from heat, wildfire smoke

By Jamie Goldberg | The Oregonian/OregonLive
Oregon adopted permanent job site rules Tuesday mandating that employers take steps to protect workers from extreme heat and wildfire smoke.

The heat rules take effect June 15 while the wildfire rules go into effect July 1.

The regulations, adopted by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division, layout specific steps employers must take once the temperature or air quality reaches a certain threshold.