Farm worker update for COVID rules

By Oregon Wheat Growers League,
For all of our members, we encourage you to act on the OSHA compliance requirements by Monday, November 16. We have included a link to the required poster you can print and a copy of the model notification protocol you can adapt with your own contact information.
OSHA Rules: Take Action on Requirements
Oregon OSHA recently published extensive temporary rules regarding COVID-19 workplace exposure that apply to all workplaces in Oregon. The following provisions go into effect Monday, November 16, 2020 for all workplaces:
  • Developing a COVID-19 infection notification protocol – a model policy released by Oregon OSHA can be found here. Update and notice to all employees by 11/16.
  • Posting Oregon OSHA’s “COVID-19 Hazard Poster”. Print and post by 11/16.
  • Physical Distancing.
  • Mask, face covering, or face shield requirements.
  • Cleaning and sanitation efforts.
Additional deadlines include:
  • Risk Exposure Assessment and Infection Control Plan required by December 7;
  • Employee training must be completed by December 21.
“Freeze” and Travel Advisories Announced by Governor Brown
On Friday, November 13, 2020 Governor Brown also announced a two week ‘freeze’ statewide from November 18, 2020 to December 2, 2020, limiting a number of activities and prohibiting indoor and outdoor gatherings to no more than six individuals from two different households. In addition, she announced a travel advisory for non-essential travel to practice a 14 day self-quarantine upon return.
It is important that our members stay up-to-date with the many deadlines from OSHA and the state.
OWGL continues to keep our website updated with current information and resources.

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