4 results for tag: climate resilience


Update: OR OSHA publishes final rules governing the right to refuse dangerous work

Earlier this year, OEC and partners helped win a bill to give workers the right to refuse hazardous work (SB 907). We stayed at the table and provided information on how Oregon OSHA should carry out the intent of the law. While we are disappointed that the rules are missing some key points of clarity around extreme heat, smoke, and other environmental threats, OEC and our partners plan to ramp up education and outreach to ensure workers understand their rights.

Summer Heat, OR OSHA’s Heat and Smoke Rules, and the Right to Refuse Dangerous Work

OEC is advocating for the strong rollout of Oregon’s new Right to Refuse Dangerous Work law which was signed by the Governor in May of 2023.

Oregon adopts permanent worker protections for heat and smoke just in time for this summer’s extreme weather events

Victory! OEC and our coalition of environmental, health and science, small business, and labor partners have spent the last year and a half staunchly advocating for the most protective workplace regulations possible in Oregon. We’re happy to announce that the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) responded with new, permanent rules that will hopefully set the tone for a new national standard. The heat and smoke rulemakings are a response to Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-04, which mandated Oregon OSHA to develop these standards in order to protect workers on the job from excessive heat and smoke.  It is no ...

Unlocking the Power of the Grid: Oregon’s Next Big Energy Opportunity

Join us, and other business and community leaders, for the next Business and Environment forum event, Unlocking the Power of the Grid: Oregon’s Next Big Energy Opportunity!  REGISTER HERE   Oregon is committed to “100% Clean” Electricity for All by 2040. But how do we get there? Getting to 100% clean will require more solar and wind for sure, but the transition invites us to reimagine our current system. This event will address tough questions like: How can we best harness all the clean and efficient energy needed to power our lives? What investments are needed to upgrade the aging grid of transmission lines? How do we ensure ...