Workplace Safety & Health
The law requires fair treatment in labor camps. Read more here.
This brochure, "Workplace 101: Uncomplicated Information for Employers and Employees from Oregon OSHA", outlines employees' rights and responsibilities to ensure a safe, healthful place to work. It also gives a brief description of employers' responsibilities as well as contact information for helpful Oregon OSHA services.
Contact OSHA if you are an employee in Oregon and would like to report hazards at your worksite, or believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of safety and health issues. You can file a complaint by filling out the online complaint form, or by contacting the closest field office to the employer's location: Bend 541-388-6066, Eugene 541-686-7562, Medford 541-776-6030, Pendleton 541-276-9175 Portland 503-229-5910, Salem 503-378-3274 En español: 1(800) 843-8086 opción 3
The Occupational Safety and Health Act gives employees and their representatives the right to file a complaint and request an OSHA inspection of their workplace if they believe there is a serious hazard or their employer is not following OSHA standards. Employees have the the right to request that their names not be revealed to their employers.
Your job and your safety are important. Laws in Oregon protect workers who are victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault.
The ombudsman's office was created by the Oregon Legislature to be an independent advocate for Oregon's injured workers. They can help workers informally resolve any problems or disputes that might arise between the parties involved in workers' claims and can answer your questions about the workers' compensation system. There is no charge for these services.
Video resources in Spanish, Chug, Akateko, Mam, Itzá, P'urepacha and Mixteco. We are providing this information as a community resource but have not independently verified each interpretation; links posted are provided by the Academia de Lenguas Mayas de Guatemala, the Oregon Health Authority, the City of Portland, and the Multnomah County Health Department.
Links to many government and trusted partners with resources for employees about their rights, safety and responsibilities during COVID-19.