Oregon Releases Compliance Materials for COVID-19 Safety Standard

Oregon OSHA’s rule addressing COVD-19 Workplace Risks, which went into effect November 16, 2020, contains specific employee training requirements that must be met by December 21, 2020.  To help Oregon employers comply, the Agency has provided sample training materials that can be used to address the following topics:

  • Characteristics and methods of transmission of the COVID-19 virus
  • Symptoms of COVID-19
  • How pre-symptomatic and a-symptomatic COVID-19 persons are able to transmit the virus, and
  • Safe and healthy work practices and controls measures, including but not limited to social distancing, sanitation, and disinfection practices.

Facilities operating in Oregon must cover additional workplace-specific training topics that are not included in the Agency’s training program. Additional training will be required for the following topics:

  • Specific physical distancing requirements that apply to your employee’s specific workplace and job function
  • Mask, face covering or face-shield requirements as they apply to your employee’s workplace and job function
  • COVID-19 signs and symptom reporting procedures that apply to your workplace
  • COVID-19 infection notification process and medical removal provisions adopted by your workplace.

PRINTING United Alliance has provided a fact sheet detailing all requirements contained in Oregon OSHA’s COVID-19 Safety Standard.  In addition, facilities are encouraged to download the Alliance’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan which will help you develop all relevant policies. 

For more information, or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marci Kinter at mkinter@printing.org; Gary Jones at  gjones@printing.org, and for questions related to human resources, Adriane Harrison at aharrison@printing.org.

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