The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed a handbook summarizes the benefits of an effective safety and health program, provides self-inspection checklists for employers to identify workplace hazards, and reviews key workplace safety and health resources for small businesses.
Unemployed workers cannot refuse job offers or a recall to their previous job (if temporarily laid off) because of their un-employment benefit amount. Refusing work solely due to weekly unemployment benefit payments is considered fraud. The Employment Department provides ways to report job refusals. Use this Employer Form to report individuals who have:
• Refused an offer of work
• Failed to report to work after hire – or –
• Have chosen not to return to work when recalled
Free Clinics (no ID or Insurance required) in White City and Medford.
White City: 11 am to 4 pm, June 12 and July 3 (Casa Latina, 7540 OR 62, White City) … Rogue Food Unites will provide $25 gift cards for groceries
Medford: 9 am to 3 pm every Sunday (La Placita, 2080 W. Main, Medford)
Visit the RWP COVID-19 Vaccine web site that now includes links for both Josephine and Jackson counties. Jackson county has a drive-in or walk-in site at the EXPO center, along with a mobile vaccination unit for employers. This information, along with flyers, can be found here.
The US DOL provides a quick access to information on wage and hour rights, for all workers, essential workers and to help employers with compliance. Included are general fair pay, unpaid leave, Young workers, Farm workers, H-2B workers and restaurant worker guidance.
An employer toolkit for employers who plan to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for employees. A PDF provided by the Oregon Health Authority.
Communication guidance for businesses related to COVID-19 vaccinations including a simple plan and sample text messages. Hosted by the Health Action Alliance.
The multimedia course, “COVID-19 Training Requirements,” is designed to help employers meet certain employee training requirements found in Oregon OSHA’s temporary rule, which addresses the risks of COVID-19 in the workplace.
OSHA has created a new web page posting resources to assist with compliance with their new temporary COVID-19 rule.
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.