Oregon lawmakers on Monday proposed legislation to make COVID-19 exposure or infection a substitutable occupational disease.
S.B. 488 would create an assumption that certain classes of workers acquiring COVID-19 did so in the workplace under a state of emergency. The contradictory assumption in the bill would apply to first-time dealers, medical service providers, shops and childcare workers and caretakers. The legislation would also provide a contradictory assumption for workers in other industries if more than 10% of employees in the workplace tested positive for COVID-19.
If they were signed into law, the legislation would enter into force immediately and go down on the 1
Another bill, HB 2915, would create an assumption that firefighters and police officers suffering from occupational diseases would be covered under their city's disability or pension system if the worker did a physical examination after receiving or during employment that did not reveal evidence of a occupational disease that existed.
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