Also, let's be clear that this is (so far) the Oregon state OSHA and not the federal OSHA. Whilst I do understand the concern about the cost of work related accidents, a total ban of anything is almost always a knee-jerk reaction and does not really solve anything. Had this principal been in a small enclosed vehicle, her injuries might well have been as severe. It would be a bad precedent should this body pass this ban; in the near term mostly for those of us that commute on our bikes, but eventually for all of us.
This case seems to be getting pretty wide attention in the rider community, which is a good thing. On Monday, I am going to talk to the head of our CDC riders group to make sure that we are all aware of this.