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Oregon OSHA Makes Heat, Smoke Rules Permanent

(Salem, OR) -- Oregon OSHA is making rules for working in high heat and wildfire smoke permanent. The heat rules take effect at 80 and 90 degrees and require shade, cool drinking water, and increased paid breaks. When there's wildfire smoke, employers need to provide N95 masks, systems to reduce smoke indoors and a mandatory respirator when smoke is extreme. The heat rules start June 15th and the smoke rules start on July 1st.

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