2007 ORS 654.189¹
Safe Employment Education and Training Advisory Committee
  • members
  • terms
  • expenses
  • duties
  • meetings

(1) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may appoint a Safe Employment Education and Training Advisory Committee composed of seven members: Three representing employees, three representing employers and one representing the Department of Consumer and Business Services. The committee shall elect its chairperson.

(2) The members of the committee shall be appointed for a term of three years and shall serve at the pleasure of the director. Before the expiration of the term of a member, the director shall appoint a successor. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the director shall make an appointment to become immediately effective.

(3) The members shall serve without compensation, but shall be entitled to travel expenses pursuant to ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions).

(4) The duties of the committee shall be determined by the director and shall include, but not be limited to:

(a) Recommending to the director:

(A) Occupational Safety and Health Grant application procedures and criteria for grant approval;

(B) Occupational Safety and Health Grant recipients; and

(C) Revocation of grants to recipients failing to comply with grant criteria established by the director pursuant to ORS 654.191 (Occupational Safety and Health Grant program).

(b) Receiving and processing Occupational Safety and Health Grant applications.

(5) The committee shall meet at least once every three months at a place, day and hour determined by the committee. The committee shall also meet at other times and places specified by a majority of the members of the committee or the chairperson of the committee. A majority of the members of the committee constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. [1989 c.857 §3]

Notes of Decisions

Safety codes under Oregon Safe Employ­ment Act apply to all work places and not only to work places covered by Employer Liability Law. Miller v. Ga.-Pacific, 294 Or 750, 662 P2d 718 (1983)

Viola­tion of Workers' Compensa­tion Depart­ment rule resulting in injury to nonemploye is not negligence per se, but it does not follow that rule is irrelevant to determina­tion of due care in case grounded in common law negligence. Shahtout v. Emco Garbage Co., 298 Or 598, 695 P2d 897 (1985)

Where right of ac­tion for injuries exists resulting from viola­tion of Oregon Safe Employ­ment Act, right belongs only to employee whom Act directly protects not "indirect" employee. Flores v. Metro Machinery Rigging, Inc., 99 Or App 636, 783 P2d 1024 (1989), Sup Ct review denied

Referee did not err in finding employer in viola­tion of rule requiring workers to be "properly...supervised" where employee killed in accident was skilled and experienced supervisor working with two other supervisors during strike, but none of the three was in charge. Accident Preven­tion Div. v. Roseburg Forest Prod., 106 Or App 69, 806 P2d 172 (1991)

Whether identity of complainant falsely reporting viola­tion is subject to disclosure under Oregon public records law (ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) et seq.) depends on complainant's good or bad faith in making complaint. Hood Technology Corp. v. Oregon Occupa­tional Safety and Health Division, 168 Or App 293, 7 P3d 564 (2000)

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Notes of Decisions

An administrative regula­tion requires Accident Preven­tion Division to prove reasonableness of civil penalty imposed for viola­tion of Oregon State Employ­ment Act. Accident Preven­tion Div. v. Sunrise Seed, 26 Or App 879, 554 P2d 550 (1976)

Accident Preven­tion Division rule allowing cita­tion for "repeat viola­tion" of division's safety standards while prior cita­tion is contested and not yet upheld by final order is within agency's authority to promulgate rules consistent with purpose of Act to assure as far as possible safe and healthful working condi­tions. Accident Preven­tion Div. v. Hoffman Construc­tion, 64 Or App 73, 667 P2d 543 (1983)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Inap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty of occupa­tional safety and health laws to inmates in prison work programs, (1996) Vol 48, p 134

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 654—Occupational Safety and Health, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­654.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 654, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­654ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.