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Consumer assistance
Ergonomic information
Common problems and solutions in the agriculture, construction, healthcare, office, and wood products industries.
 
File a financial-transaction complaint
To complain about a mortgage lender, bank, credit union, or other financial institution regulated by the Division of Finance & Corporate Securities.
 
Insurance complaints
Free help for those with insurance problems.
 
Insurance consumer information
Information to help consumers make decisions about insurance.
 
Investor Information Program
How to avoid fraud and sales abuses and educate yourself as an investor.
 
Manufactured housing
Assistance with manufactured-housing problems.
 
Oregon Medical Insurance Pool
Insurance coverage for those unable to obtain medical insurance because of health conditions.
 
OSHA complaints
How to file a complaint if you work in Oregon and want to report hazards at your worksite or if you believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of safety-and-health issues.
 
Permits Protect website
Information about permits to carry out your building and remodeling projects legally and safely .
 
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)
A statewide network of trained volunteers helping to inform seniors and others about Medicare-related issues.

Consumer resources elsewhere
Construction Contractors Board
Tips on choosing a contractor, consumers´ rights, filing a complaint, and search licensed contractors database.
 
Department of Justice
Financial fraud and consumer protection, consumer complaints, and consumer education.
 
Federal Consumer Information Center
Consumer information on a wide variety of topics, Consumer Action Handbook includes advice and tips on automobile repairs, investments, and credit-card use.
 
Federal Trade Commission
On-line consumer fraud complaints, publications covering all areas of consumer protection, and consumer fraud.
 
Health Sciences University
Health information, patient education, and health resources.
 
Housing and Community Services
Manufactured dwelling park living assistance and tenants´ rights.
 
Landscape Contractors Board
Tips on choosing a licensed landscape contractor, how to get help with problems.
 
National Fraud Information Center
Answers to consumer questions, fraud-report forms, and educational materials.
 
National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
Answers to consumers' insurance questions and concerns at Consumer Information Source.
 
State Lands - Unclaimed Property
Unclaimed property such as savings accounts, checking accounts, unpaid wages or commissions, and stocks.
 
State Board of Tax Practitioners
If you use a tax preparer or tax consutant, make sure he or she is licensed, as required by law.
 
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
On-line injury and complaint forms.
 
US DOT Auto Safety Hotline
On-line vehicle-safety complaint forms, information on safety problems, testing, and recalls.
 
US Government Consumer Gateway
A one-stop gateway to federal consumer information resources.
 
Better Business Bureau

Non-profit dispute resolution and reporting organization: file a complaint, gain company records, useful consumer and business information.

Worker assistance
Ombudsman for Injured Workers (OIW)
Independent advocate for injured workers.
 
Oregon OSHA (OR-OSHA):
Standards and technical resources
The Standards and Technical Resources Section writes and publishes Oregon's standards for occupational safety and health. This section also provides technical assistance and produces innovative safe-practice guidebooks on many topics for employers and employees.
 
The Oregon OSHA Resource Center has a lending library offering hundreds of videos and an extensive collection of books and journals covering all aspects of workplace safety and health. Located in Salem, the Resource Center is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Publications may also be ordered online at any time.
 
Public education
Oregon OSHA offers free year-round training workshops throughout Oregon and online classes for employers and employees.
 
General classses cover basic safety and health management, safety committee activities, recordkeeping, and accident investigation. Technical classes include topics such as ergonmics, hazard communication, fall protection, and lockout/tagout.
 
Conferences
Oregon OSHA co-hosts conferences throughout Oregon that enable employees and employers to learn and share ideas with local and nationally recognized safety and health professionals. The biennial Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference in Portland is the Pacific Northwest's largest safety and health conference.
 
Filing a complaint about workplace hazards
How to file a complaint if you work in Oregon and want to report hazards at your worksite or if you believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of safety-and-health issues.
 
Office locations
Oregon OSHA has field offices across Oregon. If you have questions or need information, call us at 800-922-2689 (toll-free), or call the office nearest you.
 
Workers´ Compensation:
Injured on the job
What to do if you get hurt at work.
 
Dispute resolution
Steps in the resolution process and how to request a hearing.

Worker assistance elsewhere
Bureau of Labor and Industries
Forms for filing discrimination or wage/hour complaints and information about apprenticeships.
 
Employment Department
Jobs, unemployment insurance, labor-market information, and job fairs.
 
Federal Consumer Information Center
Changing jobs, interviewing, health benefits, and occupational outlook.
 
Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Workers' rights and responsibilities, filing a safety/health complaint, and imminent danger.
 
Federal Trade Commission
Credit, investments, telemarketing, and consumer protection for identity theft.
 
State Lands - Unclaimed property
Unclaimed property such as savings accounts, checking accounts, unpaid wages or commissions, and stocks.
 
Vocational Rehabilitation Division
Counseling, training, job placement, and rehabilitation services for people with disabilities.