Building Code

ORS 455.400
Effect of seismic rehabilitation provisions on exclusive remedy

Nothing in ORS 455.020 (Purpose), 455.390 (Definitions for ORS 455) and 455.395 (Admissibility of data or agreements as evidence) and this section shall be construed as expanding or limiting the exclusive means by which subject workers and their beneficiaries are compensated for injury, death or disease arising out of and in the course of employment as provided in ORS chapter 656. [1995 c.400 §6]
Note: See note under 455.390 (Definitions for ORS 455).
Note: Section 3, chapter 797, Oregon Laws 2001, provides:
Sec. 3. Educational building seismic rehabilitation. Subject to available funding, if a building evaluated under section 2 (4), chapter 797, Oregon Laws 2001, is found by a board to pose an undue risk to life safety during a seismic event, the governing board of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities), local school district board, community college board or education service district board, as appropriate, shall develop a plan for seismic rehabilitation of the building or for other actions to reduce the risk. For a board that is subject to ORS 291.224 (Inclusion of capital construction program in Governor’s budget), the board’s plan to rehabilitate or take other action to reduce the seismic risk of a building must be included in the capital construction program of the board. A board that is subject to ORS 291.224 (Inclusion of capital construction program in Governor’s budget) shall rank the relative benefit of projects to reduce seismic risk in comparison with other life safety and code requirement projects. Subject to availability of funding, all seismic rehabilitations or other actions to reduce seismic risk must be completed before January 1, 2032. If the building is listed on a national or state register of historic places or properties or is designated as a landmark by local ordinance, the plan for seismic rehabilitation or other action shall be developed in a manner that gives consideration to preserving the character of the building. [2001 c.797 §3; 2013 c.768 §162; 2015 c.767 §177]


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