2011 ORS § 654.005¹
Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) Board means the Workers Compensation Board created by ORS 656.712 (Workers Compensation Board).

(2) Department means the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(3) Director means the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(4) Employee includes:

(a) Any individual, including a minor whether lawfully or unlawfully employed, who engages to furnish services for a remuneration, financial or otherwise, subject to the direction and control of an employer.

(b) Salaried, elected and appointed officials of the state, state agencies, counties, cities, school districts and other public corporations.

(c) Any individual who is provided with workers compensation coverage as a subject worker pursuant to ORS chapter 656, whether by operation of law or by election.

(5) Employer includes:

(a) Any person who has one or more employees.

(b) Any sole proprietor or member of a partnership who elects workers compensation coverage as a subject worker pursuant to ORS 656.128 (Sole proprietors, limited liability company members, partners, independent contractors may elect coverage by insurer).

(c) Any successor or assignee of an employer. As used in this paragraph, successor means a business or enterprise that is substantially the same entity as the predecessor employer according to criteria adopted by the department by rule.

(6) Owner means every person having ownership, control or custody of any place of employment or of the construction, repair or maintenance of any place of employment.

(7) Person means one or more individuals, legal representatives, partnerships, joint ventures, associations, corporations (whether or not organized for profit), business trusts, any organized group of persons, the state, state agencies, counties, municipal corporations, school districts and other public corporations or subdivisions.

(8)(a) Place of employment includes:

(A) Every place, whether fixed or movable or moving, whether indoors or out or underground, and the premises and structures appurtenant thereto, where either temporarily or permanently an employee works or is intended to work; and

(B) Every place where there is carried on any process, operation or activity related, either directly or indirectly, to an employers industry, trade, business or occupation, including a labor camp, wherever located, provided by an employer for employees or by another person engaged in providing living quarters or shelters for employees.

(b) Place of employment does not include:

(A) Any place where the only employment involves nonsubject workers employed in or about a private home; and

(B) Any corporate farm where the only employment involves the farms family members, including parents, spouses, sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews or grandchildren. [Amended by 1973 c.833 §4; 1975 c.102 §2; 1977 c.804 §34; 1987 c.373 §30; 1993 c.744 §17; 1999 c.433 §1; 2007 c.612 §1]