2011 ORS § 654.120¹
Records of proceedings
  • confidentiality of certain information
  • federal reporting requirements
  • rules

(1) The Department of Consumer and Business Services shall maintain, for a reasonable time, records of all inspections, investigations, employee complaints, employer reports, citations, hearings, proceedings and any other matters necessary for achieving the purposes of ORS 654.001 (Short title) to 654.295 (Application of Oregon Safe Employment Act), 654.412 (Definitions for ORS 654.412 to 654.423) to 654.423 (Use of physical force by home health care employee in self-defense against assault) and 654.750 (Definitions for ORS 654.750 to 654.780) to 654.780 (Providing basic information to employees).

(2) Each employer shall keep records, in the manner prescribed by the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, of work-related deaths and serious injuries and illnesses, and of such other relevant occupational safety and health matters as are reasonably necessary for achieving the purposes of ORS 654.001 (Short title) to 654.295 (Application of Oregon Safe Employment Act), 654.412 (Definitions for ORS 654.412 to 654.423) to 654.423 (Use of physical force by home health care employee in self-defense against assault) and 654.750 (Definitions for ORS 654.750 to 654.780) to 654.780 (Providing basic information to employees). Each employer shall notify the director forthwith of the work-related death of any employee of the employer, and shall make such other reports as the director may reasonably prescribe by rule or order.

(3) All information reported to or otherwise obtained by the department in connection with any matter or proceeding under ORS 654.001 (Short title) to 654.295 (Application of Oregon Safe Employment Act), 654.412 (Definitions for ORS 654.412 to 654.423) to 654.423 (Use of physical force by home health care employee in self-defense against assault) and 654.750 (Definitions for ORS 654.750 to 654.780) to 654.780 (Providing basic information to employees) which contains or which might reveal a trade secret referred to in section 1905, title 18, United States Code, shall be considered confidential for the purposes of that section, except that such information may be disclosed to other officers or employees of the department or other agencies concerned with carrying out their duties under ORS 654.001 (Short title) to 654.295 (Application of Oregon Safe Employment Act), 654.412 (Definitions for ORS 654.412 to 654.423) to 654.423 (Use of physical force by home health care employee in self-defense against assault) and 654.750 (Definitions for ORS 654.750 to 654.780) to 654.780 (Providing basic information to employees) or when relevant in any proceeding under ORS 654.001 (Short title) to 654.295 (Application of Oregon Safe Employment Act), 654.412 (Definitions for ORS 654.412 to 654.423) to 654.423 (Use of physical force by home health care employee in self-defense against assault) and 654.750 (Definitions for ORS 654.750 to 654.780) to 654.780 (Providing basic information to employees) or under 654.991 (Penalties). In any such matter or proceeding the department, the other state agency, the Administrative Law Judge, the Workers Compensation Board or the court shall issue such orders as may be appropriate to protect the confidentiality of trade secrets.

(4) The director will make reports to the Secretary of Labor of the United States in such form and containing such information as the Secretary of Labor shall from time to time require pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-596).

(5) Nothing contained in ORS 654.001 (Short title) to 654.295 (Application of Oregon Safe Employment Act), 654.412 (Definitions for ORS 654.412 to 654.423) to 654.423 (Use of physical force by home health care employee in self-defense against assault) and 654.750 (Definitions for ORS 654.750 to 654.780) to 654.780 (Providing basic information to employees) shall relieve an employer from making such reports to the Secretary of Labor of the United States as may be required by federal law. [1973 c.833 §23; 1977 c.804 §40]