Business groups sue over heat and smoke worker protections

The new regulations require employers to act once temperature or air quality exceed certain thresholds. The heat rules began June 15 and the smoke rule start July 1.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Some Oregon business groups are suing over the state’s new job site rules mandating that employers take steps to protect workers from extreme heat and wildfire smoke.

Regulations adopted by the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division mandate that employers act once the temperature or air quality reaches a certain threshold. The heat rules took effect June 15, while the wildfire smoke rules start July 1.

Oregon Manufacturers and Commerce, Associated Oregon Loggers

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