COVID-19 and Construction: NOT Business As Usual
Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order – issued
in light of the COVID-19 outbreak – requires all businesses that continue to
operate to follow social distancing guidelines. Contractors need to take
proactive steps to maintain social distancing on jobsites.
Oregon OSHA’s education and enforcement
efforts related to the Governor’s Executive Order are under way. This includes
accepting complaints regarding businesses that are not in compliance.
Information can be found on OSHA’s COVID-19 website.
It is anticipated that OSHA’s information will be updated regularly. Check back
often as part of your ongoing efforts to assess worksite risks and adopt
practices consistent with social distancing guidelines.
At a minimum, contractors that
continue to operate should:
- Designate an employee or
officer to establish, implement and enforce social distancing policies
consistent with the guidance from the Oregon
- Review the Job health, safety resources for Oregon contractors
document developed by CCB and OSHA.
- Incorporate ongoing COVID-19
safety planning and practices specific to their jobsite risks into their
- Continue to evaluate and assess
worksite risks in light of the latest guidance from the CDC and OHA.
Questions regarding COVID-19
jobsite safety and enforcement should be directed to OSHA.
Contractor frequently asked questions
Recently, contractors have
contacted the CCB with many questions, and not all of them can be answered by
us directly. However, we're happy to point you in the right direction. See
below, some common questions you've asked us over the last couple days:
Q: Am I allowed to drive to my
A: Check out the State Police helpful FAQ, posted on our COVID-19 update
Q: Which businesses are shutting
down? Is construction included?
A: As of March 27, answers can be found in the Governor's Stay at Home, Save Lives executive order.
What's new on CCB's website
CCB continues to update its COVID-19 Updates and Information page, often
on a daily basis. Check back for resources for contractors including:
- Answers to frequently asked
- Information about rule updates,
Links to useful state
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