Industry News

Oregon OSHA “Addressing COVID-19 Workplace Risks”

PDF shares provisions that took effect Nov 16, 2020. The rule will remain in effect until May 4, 2021, unless revised or repealed before that date. The link provides general and specific workplace guidance (specific businesses are covered in the appendices, which make up more than half of the PDF).

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Pro Bono Engineering Services Available for Almeda Wildfire-Impacted Businesses

A local group of construction industry professionals (including principals of several of the leading construction management and engineering firms in the Rogue Valley) have come together to support regional recovery from the Almeda Fire. Among other efforts, several of the participants would like to provide some pro bono support to businesses impacted by the fires as they make plans to rebuild. Particularly if you are having trouble figuring out where to begin, please let us know if you’d like to connect with this group of professionals. Please send an email to Marta Tarantsey at Business Oregon ( or click the link below) with just a little bit about your business and what kind of help you are seeking.

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United Way Fire Fund offers cash assistance for wildfire impacted (apply by Nov 15th)

All who directly suffered a loss or damage by the Almeda and Obenchain Fires, regardless of immigration status, can apply for up to $2,500 in cash assistance, including:
 Individuals,
 Families
 Small businesses
 Non-profit organizations
Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2020. Proof of loss is required. Documentation of citizenship status is NOT required.

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Rogue Business Connections

The Rogue Business Connections community on LinkedIn allows business and nonprofit leaders in the Rogue Valley to connect and share questions, resources and solutions to the challenges that many businesses face in our region.

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