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Oregon’s Updated Covid-19 Worker Protection Rule Takes Effect

May 4, 2021, 10:19 PM

Oregon has issued an updated Covid-19 worker protection standard, replacing a temporary measure the state adopted six months ago.

The rule, adopted Tuesday, is slated to stay in effect until state officials declare the Covid-19 emergency is over, according to the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Oregon OSHA wrote the updated rule, a process that included three hearings and receipt of written comments.

The new rule largely mirrors the state’s temporary standard. Employers that already have assessed the Covid-19 risks their workers face, developed an infection control plan, and conducted training to comply with the earlier measure...

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