Oregon OSHA Provides a Grace Period for Recent Requirements
As many of you know Oregon OSHA recently adopted Temporary COVID-19 Ruleswith a series of deadlines for every employer in Oregon. These grace periods will apply differently depending on your organization's circumstance. These include:
Those whose business operations have been most directly affected by the recent “freeze” and by the newly adopted risk levels, such as restaurants, gyms AND are in compliance with governor’s Executive Order 20-65 (4.a and 4.b) will have until December 28th to complete their Exposure Risk Assessment(s) and Infections control plan(s). And, citation for violation will not occur before January 11th.
Other businesses not addressed in governor’s Executive Order 20-65 (4.a and 4.b) or who are not in compliance AND who have been working to comply but have not yet completed that work will be given until December 14th. The original deadline was December 7th. Also, in these circumstances, grace will be provided until December 28th to complete the required training.
To read a full copy of the OSHA Advisory memo on this topic click here.