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Toxic chemical exposure: OSHA issues carbon monoxide alert

In the wake of three separate incidents this summer involving overexposure of employees to carbon monoxide in the Portland area alone, Oregon OSHA has issued an advisory to employers. The concern was voiced for employees operating gas powered equipment in the performance of their work duties, particularly in confined spaces. Toxic chemical exposure is a threat to the safety of workers, and those exposed to it can quickly become nauseous, suffer from headaches and even suffer death under severe circumstances.

Workers' compensation claim of Oregon police officer upheld

The Oregon Court of Appeals recently upheld the workers' compensation claim of a Eugene police officer. The court found that the officer was entitled to payment from her workers' compensation claim because she was in her work environment at the time she was hit by a car. This court ruling was in contrast to the argument made by the police department that asserted that she was acting outside of her duties at the time of her injury.

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