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Employee Health: Oregon

Employee Health requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Leanne Coffman, The Safety Training Solution LLC


  • Acute exposures to toxic chemicals and various medical conditions are covered by state law and must be reported by health care providers to appropriate agencies. See Toxic Chemical Exposures and Infectious Diseases.
  • If a professional firefighter develops certain medical conditions, the illness may be considered an occupational disease under Oregon law. See Occupationally Acquired Diseases.
  • The state workers' compensation covers mental disorders that result from work-related conditions if certain provisions are met. See Managing Mental Health Concerns.
  • Oregon prohibits smoking and vaping in the workplace. See Smoking at Work.
  • Oregon allows the use of medical and recreational marijuana. See Marijuana.
  • Oregon has Good Samaritan laws, which provide conditional protection for those offering voluntary medical care. See Managing Emergency Medical Situations.