Oregon OSHA Issues COVID-19 Safety Standard

On November 6, Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration enacted an emergency rule on COVID-19. Under the rule, employers will be required to conduct assessments on the risks their workers face in contracting COVID-19 in the workplace. They will also be required to have an infection control plan in place.


The rule will go into effect on Nov. 16, but some provisions will be phased in through January. The rule will remain in place for at least six months or until it is replaced by a permanent rule.