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COVID-19 and Oregon OSHA

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First and foremost, employers do need to understand that, even in unusual times like this, employees are still exposed to hazards and it is still the employers’ responsibility to ensure that their employees are adequately protected from those hazards.

Updates from Oregon OSHA

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Oregon OSHA COVID-19 Workplace Advisory Memos

Temporary and Emergency Rules

Publications and Other Guidance

COVID-19 Related News Releases

​​​​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19-Related Rule Updates

Infectious Disease Rulemaking

Infectious Disease Advisory Committee

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

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(Section 1) and agricultural transportation (Section 3) of the temporary rule expired on October 24, 2020 and are no longer in effect.

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