Oregon is currently developing a COVID-19 emergency workplace standard and would join Virginia and Michigan to become the third state to implement COVID 19 regulations.
The temporary standards go beyond OSHA’s non-mandatory guidance and establish minimum virus protection requirements and are aimed at the increasing workplace safety measures.
These rules implement workplace safeguards for all businesses and specific requirements for particular industries, including manufacturing and construction, among others. You can view each states temporary OSHA standards online.
SMACNA members are encouraged to download and complete the latest Construction Industry Safety Coalition Recommendations: COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan for Construction template, created by SMACNA, and use it to serve as a starting point in the development of their own company-specific COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plans.
If you have questions about the SMACNA document, email Michael McCullion, SMACNA’s Director, Market Sectors and Safety at email@example.com.