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Oregon Update

November 9, 2020

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 November 6, 2020, Oregon OSHA adopted an Emergency Temporary Rule to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the workplace,

Among other workplace measures, the Rule requires employers to provide employee training on COVID-19 no later than December 21, 2020.

The Rule specifically notes that if “training [was] provided before the adoption of this rule complies with all or any portion of the required training, the employer does not need to repeat the training but may need to take steps to ensure that additional information is covered and that appropriate employee feedback can be provided.”

The Rule is effective on November 16, 2020. It remains in effect for 180 days from adoption, unless it is repealed sooner. Oregon OSHA will immediately begin work on a permanent infectious disease rule that will also include requirements specific to COVID-19.

*CLI is in the process of reviewing the Oregon COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Rule. The Oregon state training resources will be updated, as needed, on November 16, 2020, when the Rule becomes effective. 

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