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Dec 03, 2020

OREGON: More guidance released on COVID-19 safety rule

COVID-19Safety and Health 

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Oregon OSHA) recently released some new documents to help employers comply with its COVID-19 (coronavirus) workplace safety rule. As we previously reported, the rule requires employers to develop and implement certain safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. On its infectious disease rulemaking webpage, Oregon OSHA has added a Q&A, which it will update regularly as employers begin to implement various parts of the rule, as well as a fact sheet, which summarizes some of the rule’s key provisions and may help you educate your employees about the symptoms and spread of COVID-19. Oregon OSHA had already released the mandatory workplace poster (in English and Spanish), as well as some templates to help covered employers comply with some of the rule’s written policy requirements, including an infection notification policy (in English and Spanish), an exposure risk assessment, and an infection control plan. Oregon OSHA has yet to release sample training materials. Vigilant will update members in our newsletter when the agency releases new resources related to the rule. Contact your Vigilant safety professional with any questions about implementing the rule in your workplace.

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