March 31, 2021
RE: Commissioner Freeman Strongly Opposes Oregon OSHA Making the Temporary COVID Health Emergency Rules Permanent for Businesses
Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman sent a direct response to Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (Oregon OSHA) today, in response to their proposal to make the current temporary rules addressing the COVID-19 public health emergency in all Oregon workplaces permanent rules. Click on the link below to read Oregon OSHA’s permanent rule proposal.
FOR THESE REASONS, I STRONGLY OPPOSE OREGON OSHA ADOPTING THESE PERMANENT RULES.
FYI: These are Oregon OSHA’s proposed final rules. Let your voice be known! OSHA is currently taking public comments on their rule proposal and your comments will be considered as part of the official record. The deadline for citizens, elected officials and businesses to submit comments about Oregon OSHA’s proposal to make the temporary COVID-19 Public Health Emergency rules permanent is Friday, April 2, 2021. Send your written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 2, or contact Oregon OSHA directly: Matt Kaiser, Technical Specialist at phone: (971) 707-0939 and email: Matthew.C.Kaiser@oregon.gov.
Click here to read OSHA's proposal for the permanent rule for businesses.
Former Oregon State Representative and current Douglas County Commissioner