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Job health, safety resources for Oregon contractors

Construction contractors

Construction contractors that continue to operate are encouraged to work closely with their safety specialists and, as appropriate, their legal counsels to ensure they operate in compliance with these requirements.

The following information serves as a resource for contractors. Do not consider it legal advice. Do not rely on it to prevent a health or safety violation from being issued by an authority with jurisdiction.

Construction worksite safety

As construction projects continue, contractors are encouraged to incorporate COVID-19 safety planning and worksite-specific safety practices into their projects. Contractors should continually evaluate specific risks associated with a particular job site in light of guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), OHA, and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Here are links to relevant web pages and documents:

OHA - COVID-19 Updates

CDC Guidance for Workplaces and Employers

CDC Guidance - What to Do If You Are Sick

OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

OSHA COVID-19 (includes overview and information about hazard recognition and standards)

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon COVID 19 Construction Task Force Resources

This information is available for historical reference, as it contains useful information. Be aware that some of this guidance has been superseded by more recent documents.