COVID-19 Complaints Pour In To Oregon OSHA

Mar 30, 2020

Coronavirus-related complaints are pouring in to the Oregon agency that regulates workplace safety.

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The submissions are coming in from employees at nearly every kind of business that’s remained open during the pandemic, as well from workers at several state agencies and local government bodies. More than 1,200 complaints have been filed so far…a number that’s growing every day.

The concerns fall into two broad categories: Workers who say their employers won’t let them work from home, and workers who say their employers aren’t following social distancing protocols or providing enough personal protection equipment.

Oregon Occupational Safety and Health is fielding the complaints and responding as fast as possible, but the volume this month has been far greater than the agency is accustomed to.

The form to use to submit concerns is available at this link.