COVID-19 SAFE WORKPLACE TRAINING
March 14, 2022
The last few weeks have seen seismic shifts in the COVID-19 workplace safety landscape. Below is a state-by-state summary of some of the most important changes (and continued requirements):
On March 14, 2022, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“Oregon OSHA”) announced dramatic changes to its COVID-19 workplace safety requirements. While a new formal rule remains forthcoming, Oregon OSHA will now forego enforcement of large swaths of its current rule. Two primary requirements remain for general workplaces: employers must provide facial coverings and allow employees to wear them, and employers must pay for employees’ time and costs when requiring COVID-19 testing. In addition, employers should continue to optimize ventilation systems, follow isolation and quarantine guidelines, and notify employees of potential COVID-19 exposure within 24 hours.