Category Archives: Dept. of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS)

Editorial: Don’t neglect oversight of county’s radio system | Opinion |

Not long ago, Deschutes County’s new $5 million, public safety radio system enforcement was like a punching bag that deserved to be punched. When the digital system went live in 2017, it didn’t work as well as expected. For months. Source: Editorial: Don’t neglect oversight of county’s radio system | Opinion | bendbulletin.com

As Masks Arrive, Some Oregon Employment Workers Fear Coronavirus Spread At Work

The Oregon Employment Department is expecting a shipment on Monday: 3,000 face masks and roughly 300 face shields. Then, for the first time, the department will require employees to wear masks while processing unemployment claims, a job that makes them frontline workers for the economy. Source: As Masks Arrive, Some Oregon Employment Workers Fear Coronavirus […]
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Masking enforcement light, but businesses have the burden

As the state toughens rules on mask use, ‘enforcement will continue to rely on businesses,’ the governor says. When agents from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission recently visited Manifest Beer Company in Eugene, they came about masks and social distance, not brews. Source: Masking enforcement light, but businesses have the burden – News – The […]
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Harvest looming, ¡Salud! screens agriculture workers for COVID-19

At Willamette Valley wineries, the warm weeks of July represent the final moments of quiet before the grapes hanging on the vines begin ripening. Come August, the first white wine grapes will be ready, followed soon after by a parade of Pinot stretching through October. Source: Harvest looming, ¡Salud! screens agriculture workers for COVID-19

New Details / Oregon’s new pandemic mandates

New mandates to slow the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Oregon are in place today, Wednesday, July 15. The new steps come as the Oregon Health Authority reports the state’s COVID-19 death toll at 244 and 12,805 confirmed or presumptive cases of the virus. Columbia County Public Health reports 58 COVID-19 cases as of July […]
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Several Oregon prisons on states workplace outbreak list

The Oregon State Penitentiary has 184 cases of COVID-19. It should come as no surprise that Nellie Love misses her fiancé who is incarcerated at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla. Love is now worried about him, as well. “It’s scary,” she said. “It is scary.” Source: Several Oregon prisons on states workplace outbreak list […]
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OSHA offers online reporting form

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is encouraging workers and members of the public to use its online reporting tool when reporting workplace hazards. According to a news release from OSHA, the agency is processing high numbers of complaints related to COVID-19, and while people can still call in, the online reporting form in English […]
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Oregon OSHA encourages use of its online form for COVID-19 workplace complaints

Oregon OSHA is reminding Oregonians they can report workplace hazards around coronavirus concerns through its online form. State regulators have received hundreds of complaints from customers and workers expressing concerns about business owners not enforcing state mandates to wear face coverings while visiting public indoor spaces. Source: Oregon OSHA encourages use of its online form […]
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2021 Preview: Health Insurance Plans Up Slightly

For the 179,000 Oregonians who buy individual plans, rates would rise by a weighted average of 1.8 %, although the exact amount would depend on the insurer and type of plan. Source: 2021 Preview: Health Insurance Plans Up Slightly | The Lund Report

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announces increased enforcement of mask, distancing, occupancy standards

Gov. Kate Brown on Friday announced increased enforcement of the state’s face covering, physical distancing and occupancy standards for businesses at the start of the three-day Fourth of July holiday weekend. Source: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announces increased enforcement of mask, distancing, occupancy standards – oregonlive.com