On November 6, 2020, the Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OR-OSHA”) published final temporary rules for workplace safety protections specific to COVID-19. Our alert about the new rules is available here.
Among other requirements, the new rules require employers to adopt a COVID-19 Infection Notification policy for notifying exposed and affected employees of possible exposure within 24 hours of learning that an infected individual was in the workplace. OR-OSHA yesterday published on its website a model Infection Notification policy, which you can review here. Employers must adopt a policy (whether their own or the OR-OSHA model) by Monday, November 16, 2020.
Please join us on November 19, 2020, at 11 a.m. for a webinar to discuss the new OR-OSHA rules. Registration information is available here.