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Oregon OSHA’s agricultural labor housing rules apply to any place where there are living areas or other housing provided by someone who recruits workers to work on an agricultural establishment.

Agricultural labor housing for workers who produce or harvest farm crops must be registered with Oregon OSHA, except when the housing is occupied by members of the same family or by five or fewer unrelated people.

After housing is registered with Oregon OSHA, the operator will receive a certificate that must be displayed in a location frequented by employees. The operator of the agricultural labor housing must also provide and display a translation of the certificate in the language or languages used to communicate with the employees.

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Infectious Disease Rulemaking

Infectious Disease Advisory Committee

Proposed permanent rule January 29, 2021​​
Comparison of proposed permanent rule and existing temporary rule

April 6, 2021 - The public comment period for “Oregon OSHA’s Proposal on Rules Addressing the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in All Oregon Workplaces” closed April 2, with more than 5,000 comments that are still being logged. We expect to make a decision before the existing rule expires on May 4. We have previously committed that anything required by the new rule that is not required by the existing temporary rule will have a delayed effective date. We are not taking any more feedback and we will not be able to provide any more specific details regarding timing of the decision.

Temporary Rule​ and Appendix ​Addressing COVID-19 Workplace Risks (AO 3-2020, November 6, 2020AO 4-2020 December 11, 2020)


Clarifying the Relationship between Temporary COVID-19 Rulemaking and other ongoing rulemaking activities.
Spanish - Aclarando la relación entre la reglamentación temporal sobre el COVID-19 y otras actividades en curso de reglamentación.


Labor Housing Rulemaking

Notice of Proposed Rules Addressing the COVID-19 Workplace Requirements for Employer-Provided Labor Housing

Petition to Amend 437-004-1120 Agricultural Labor Housing and Related Facilities in response to the COVID-19 temporary rule (Jan. 4, 2021)


The Temporary rule addressing the COVID-19 emergency in employer-provided housing, labor-intensive agricultural operations, and agricultural transportation was set to expire on October 24, 2020. On October 23, 2020 Governor Brown issued an Executive Order (20-58) extending the requirements of employer-provided housing (Section 2) of the Temporary Rule. Labor-intensive agricultural operation (Section 1) and agricultural transportation (Section 3) of the temporary rule expired on October 24, 2020 and are no longer in effect.

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