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Nov. 7, 2020, 1:56 AMUpdated: Nov. 7, 2020, 2:14 AM

Oregon OSHA Adopts Its Own Workplace Virus Protection Rule (1)

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Oregon on Friday became the third state in the nation to adopt a coronavirus-specific workplace safety standard in the absence of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration enacting an emergency rule that would apply to employers nationwide.

The rule takes effect Nov. 16. Many provisions that require employers to take actions they may not have already been performing, such as creating a risk assessment, will be phased in through January.

Oregon’s emergency rule is expected to stay in effect for at least six months, or until it’s replaced by a permanent regulation next year. It requires employers to assess ...

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