Voluntary safety and health consultation
- • refusal to disclose report
(1) As used in this section, unless the context requires otherwise:
(a) "Safety and health consultation" means a voluntary review or inspection of a facility or equipment to improve workplace safety. "Safety and health consultation" does not include:
(A) An investigation of an occupational accident, illness or disease; or
(B) A discussion between employees of an employer or between employees of several employers in a multiemployer work setting.
(b) "Safety and health consultation report" means documentation of a safety and health consultation, including recommendations and supporting documents created by a consultant.
(2) In any inspection, investigation or administrative 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), an employer for which a safety and health consultation has occurred may refuse to disclose and may prevent any other person from disclosing a safety and health consultation report that results from the safety and health consultation. [1999 c.584 §2]
Note: 654.101 (Voluntary safety and health consultation) was added to and made a part of 654.001 (Short title) to 654.295 (Application of Oregon Safe Employment Act) and 654.750 (Definitions for ORS 654.750 to 654.780) to 654.780 (Providing basic information to employees) by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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