ORS 654.416¹
Required records of assaults against employees
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(1) A health care employer shall maintain a record of assaults committed against employees that occur on the premises of the health care employer or in the home of a patient receiving home health care services. The record shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:

(a) The name and address of the premises on which each assault occurred;

(b) The date, time and specific location where the assault occurred;

(c) The name, job title and department or ward assignment of the employee who was assaulted;

(d) A description of the person who committed the assault as a patient, visitor, employee or other category;

(e) A description of the assaultive behavior as:

(A) An assault with mild soreness, surface abrasions, scratches or small bruises;

(B) An assault with major soreness, cuts or large bruises;

(C) An assault with severe lacerations, a bone fracture or a head injury; or

(D) An assault with loss of limb or death;

(f) An identification of the physical injury;

(g) A description of any weapon used;

(h) The number of employees, including nursing staff as defined in ORS 441.179 (Definitions for ORS 441.179 to 441.186), in the immediate area of the assault when it occurred; and

(i) A description of actions taken by the employees and the health care employer in response to the assault.

(2) A health care employer shall maintain the record of assaults described in subsection (1) of this section for no fewer than five years following a reported assault.

(3)(a) Upon the request of an employee or of a workplace safety committee conducting a review pursuant to ORS 654.414 (Duties of health care employer), the health care employer shall generate and make available to the requesting party a report summarizing:

(A) The information in the record required under subsection (1) of this section; and

(B) Information regarding work-related injuries and illnesses recorded by the health care employer to comply with applicable federal health and safety recordkeeping requirements.

(b) A report made available under this subsection:

(A) May not include any personally identifiable information; and

(B) May be used only for the purposes of conducting a review of the assault prevention and protection program under ORS 654.414 (Duties of health care employer) or for other purposes that are related to improving the program.

(4) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall adopt by rule a common recording form for the purposes of this section. [2007 c.397 §4; 2019 c.350 §5]

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Notes of Decisions

An administrative regula­tion requires Accident Preven­tion Division to prove reasonableness of civil penalty imposed for viola­tion of Oregon State Employ­ment Act. Accident Preven­tion Div. v. Sunrise Seed, 26 Or App 879, 554 P2d 550 (1976)

Accident Preven­tion Division rule allowing cita­tion for “repeat viola­tion” of division’s safety standards while prior cita­tion is contested and not yet upheld by final order is within agency’s authority to promulgate rules consistent with purpose of Act to assure as far as possible safe and healthful working condi­tions. Accident Preven­tion Div. v. Hoffman Construc­tion, 64 Or App 73, 667 P2d 543 (1983)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Inap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty of occupa­tional safety and health laws to inmates in prison work programs, (1996) Vol 48, p 134

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 654—Occupational Safety and Health, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors654.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 654, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano654.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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