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Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites that can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Some are transmitted by animal and insect bites; others are acquired by contaminated food and water, or by being exposed to organisms in the environment. Many infectious diseases, such as measles and chickenpox, can be prevented by vaccines. Frequent and thorough hand-washing also helps protect you from most infectious diseases.


The following Risk Assessments and Infectious Control Plans are provided as examples, and may not reflect every situation or all hazards in your workplace. These sample programs should only be used as reference sources and not as a replacement of conducting a Hazard Assessment or Infection Control Plan specific to your workers and workplace.

Employers need NOT submit their exposure risk assessment, infection control plans, employee training information, etc. to the Agency in advance for review or approval.
  • Online course
    • COVID-19 Training Requirements online course
      This multimedia course is designed to help employers meet 4 of the 10 employee training requirements found in Oregon OSHA’s COVID-19 Temporary Rule. The course begins with an explanation of the dangers of COVID-19 and why the temporary rule came into existence. This course is divided into 4 modules: Introduction, Signs, Symptoms and Transmission, Control Measures, and Conclusion.
      English  Online course  04/01/2022
    • Curso de los Requisitos de Capacitación de COVID-19
       COVID-19 Training Requirements online course
      Este curso multimedia está diseñado para ayudar a empleadores a satisfacer 4 de los 10 requisitos de capacitación que aparecen en la Regla Temporal de COVID-19 de Oregon OSHA. El curso empieza con una explicación de los peligros de COVID-19 y el motivo del por qué surgió la regla temporal. Este curso está dividido en 4 módulos: Introducción, Señales, Síntomas, y Métodos de Control de Transmisión.
      Spanish  Online course  04/01/2022

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