OSHA investigates more than 2,000 COVID-related complaints in Oregon
April 7, 2020 | 11:00 am CDT
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OREGON - Oregon's OSHA division has received nearly 2,300 complaints regarding coronavirus workplace violations since early March.
 
Adminstrator Michael Wood told KATU News that OSHA usually receives 2,000 complaints over the course of an entire year.
 
Non-essential travel has been banned in Oregon since March 23. Workplaces have been forced to practice social distancing orders, which requires employees remain at least six feet apart at all times.
 
Of the complaints, 20 percent were seen in manufacturing, 15 percent in retail, 10 percent in healthcare, and 10 percent in construction/landscaping.
 

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