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Oregon Proposes New Rule for Worker Virus Protection

OH&S Magazine (image)Oregon Proposes New Rule for Worker Virus Protection | #Verdafero #Virus #COVID19 #OSHA | A new proposed rule from the Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Administration would mandate CDC recommendations to keep workers safe amid the pandemic (

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a COVID-19 worker protection rule that would make CDC recommendations mandatory for workplaces with at least 25 employees. The Oregon agency plans to enact the temporary regulation by Sept. 14 and if the state pursues a permanent rule, it could be in place by March 1, 2021.

The draft includes several new mandatory procedures, including the general recommended practices set forth by the CDC. Employers would be required to ensure a 6-foot distance between workers or, if that was not realistic, erect barriers and require workers to wear face coverings.

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