In a summer already marked by unprecedented temperatures and a devastating wildfire season, OEC and its partners pressed Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to adopt a health-first standard when it comes to protecting vulnerable workers from climate hazards. As part of EO-20-04 (OCAP), Governor Kate Brown directed Oregon OSHA to develop standards in order to protect frontline workers from excessive heat caused by climate change and wildfire smoke exposure.
We know that not everyone is equally impacted by climate change. Frontline essential workers such as farmworkers, bus drivers, and warehouse workers are paid less ...
A Joint Press Release - July 8, 2021
Ira Cuello-Martinez, PCUN firstname.lastname@example.org, (503) 851-5774
Kate Suisman, Northwest Justice Workers Project email@example.com, 503-765-7105
Jamie Pang, Oregon Environmental Council, firstname.lastname@example.org, (971) 353-7963
Oregon OSHA’s Emergency Heat Rules Are a Good Start to Protecting At-Risk Workers; Strong Enforcement Will be Necessary
SALEM, Ore— Oregon OSHA today issued emergency rules protecting workers from climate-fueled excessive heat, following an extensive campaign by workers’ rights, environmental, and public health advocates. The emergency heat rules enacted today are the most ...
One year after the signing of Executive Order 20-04, our coalition released a robust report assessing the state’s progress on implementation.