Oregon Statutes - Chapter 654 - Occupational Safety and Health - Section 654.172 - Exemption from inspection or investigation for certain agricultural activities.

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of the Oregon Safe Employment Act, an employer engaged in agricultural activities with 10 or fewer agricultural employees is exempt from inspection or investigation under ORS 654.067 under the following conditions:

(a) There has not been a complaint filed pursuant to ORS 654.062 or, within the preceding two-year period, an accident at the employer’s agricultural place of employment resulting in death or serious disabling injury from violation of the Oregon Safe Employment Act or rules adopted pursuant thereto.

(b) The employer and principal supervisors of the agricultural employees annually attend four hours of instruction on agricultural safety rules and procedures at a course conducted or approved by the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(c) The agricultural activities are inspected once every four years by an individual acting in a safety consultant capacity, and all violations found upon inspection are remedied within 90 days of the date of inspection.

(2) In order to promote communication and understanding between the director and agricultural interests, the director shall appoint an agricultural advisory committee of seven agricultural employers, each with 10 or fewer agricultural employees, to review and consult with the director on the administration of the Oregon Safe Employment Act with regard to agricultural activities. [Formerly 654.154]

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