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Apr 30, 2018
Oregon OSHA Labor Housing Inspection Checklist

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/checklists/1876.pdf

This checklist, developed by Oregon OSHA, is intended as an aid and not as a substitute for full compliance with OAR 437-004-1120.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Mar 30, 2018
OSHA Fatal Facts: Confined Space Entry on a Farm

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3939.pdf

The purpose of this Fatal Facts is to highlight the importance of identifying confined spaces in agricultural workplaces to prevent another fatality.

Source: OSHA

Jan 02, 2018
OR-FACE: Can You Identify Fatal Hazards on Your Farm or Ranch?

http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/oregon-institute-occupational-health-sciences/oregon-fatality-assessment-control-evaluation-face/resources/upload/HCM-21519472-OR-FACE-Farm-Hazards-BOOK-WEB-FNL.pdf

The updated booklet includes real stories about fatal injuries that have occurred on farms and ranches, along with prevention recommendations, produced by OR-FACE with assistance from SAIF.

Source: Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences

Oct 02, 2017
Oregon OSHA Hazard Alert: Filbert harvesting equipment

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/hazard/2993-31.pdf

Hazard alerts provide information on hazardous materials, equipment, or practices from Oregon OSHA.

Source: OR-OSHA

Jan 14, 2017
Training Materials in Support of Division 7 Oregon Forest Activities Code (English/Spanish)

http://depts.washington.edu/pnash/ORforest_training

John Garland, Oregon State University (in conjunction with Oregon OSHA) has constructed forest-specific hazard and training cards in Spanish and English.

Source: PNASH

Jan 14, 2017
SAIF resources Agriculture: English and Spanish

http://www.saif.com/safetyandhealth/topics/industry-specific-topics/agriculture.html

SAIF Corporation provides Spanish and English language information on agricultural safety and regulations, including pesticides, farm vehicles, seasonal workers, and more.

Source: SAIF

May 01, 2016
Oregon OSHA Hazard Alert: Filbert harvesting equipment (PDF)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/hazard/2993-31.pdf

At harvest time, workers often try to clear debris from the hopper while the augers are still turning. However, their clothing can get caught and wrap around the augers. Workers have died because they are crushed and cannot breathe.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Nov 01, 2014
The Toolbox: Agricultural Tools, Equipment, Machinery & Buildings for Farmers and Ranchers with Physical Disabilities

http://www.agrability.org/toolbox/

The Toolbox: Agricultural Tools, Equipment, Machinery & Buildings for Farmers and Ranchers with Physical Disabilities is a resource that contains assistive technology solutions for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities.

Source: AgrAbility

Feb 01, 2014
Fertilizer Industry Guidance on Storage and Use of Ammonium Nitrate

https://www.osha.gov/dep/fertilizer_industry/index.html

This OSHA Web page addresses ammonium nitrate safety resources.

Source: OSHA

Feb 01, 2012
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Safety orientation for seasonal workers in agriculture (PDF)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/factsheets/fs45.pdf

This fact sheet explains the requirements of 437-004-0240, Safety Orientation for Seasonal Workers, which applies to agricultural employers who hire seasonal workers.

Source: Oregon OSHA