This week, Oregon OSHA was scheduled to adopt temporary COVID-19 rules with many provisions taking effect November 1. However, due to new OHA face mask guidelines and feedback from other stakeholders, OSHA is reevaluating its timeline in addition to other potential changes.
According to OSHA, it is planning to announce the final temporary rules and timeline the week of November 2. You can see OSHA’s announcement here.
As a reminder, the temporary rules establish new health and safety requirements for all workplaces and additional requirements for certain types of work such as in healthcare. For the most part, the rules shift existing OSHA guidelines into mandatory requirements for all workplaces.
We will continue to keep you updated once more becomes available from OSHA.