Author: Stephen Verotsky

March 3, 2021
by Stephen Verotsky

Oregon OSHA Proposes “Permanent” COVID-19 Rules

Recently, Oregon OSHA formally proposed a “permanent” COVID-19 rule to replace the temporary rule, which is set to expire May 4, 2021. Oregon OSHA’s rule…

November 4, 2020
by Stephen Verotsky

OR OSHA still has not passed final rules relating to COVID-19

In June 2020 Oregon OSHA announced it would implement temporary workplace rules to address the COVID-19 hazard.  Oregon OSHA expected it would have the final…

July 15, 2020
by Stephen Verotsky

Oregon OSHA will Adopt Rules Addressing the COVID-19 Emergency

Recently, Oregon OSHA announced it has begun work on temporary rules addressing the COVID-19 emergency. The target date for the rules is September 1st and…

August 18, 2017
by Stephen Verotsky

Join SBH at the 2017 Oregon PRIMA Annual Conference

Join SBH attorneys Steve Verotsky and Krishna Balasubramani at the 2017 annual Oregon PRIMA Conference. The conference will be held at Salishan Lodge in Gleneden…

July 7, 2016
by Stephen Verotsky

New OSHA Rules Address Post-Accident Drug Testing, Retaliation Claims, and Electronic Injury/Illness Reporting

Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized new rules regarding recordkeeping/reporting and discrimination as it relates to drug testing employees following an injury. …

October 15, 2015
by Stephen Verotsky

Join SBH Attorneys at the first PWC Lunch of the Season

Join SBH Attorneys Lauren Oda and Steve Verotsky at the first PWC lunch of the season on October 20, 2015. The Lunch is held at…

May 8, 2015
by Stephen Verotsky

Supreme Court allows personal estate to pursue Workers’ Compensation Claims

By: Steve Verotsky Recently, the Oregon Supreme Court reversed the Workers’ Compensation Board and Court of Appeals and determined that a worker’s estate is authorized…

September 6, 2013
by Stephen Verotsky

Oregon OSHA Backtracks on Confined Space Rule

In September 2012 the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) adopted a new confined space rule.  Confined spaces, such as tanks, wells, or…

May 3, 2013
by Stephen Verotsky

Wednesday May 8, 2012 WCCA Luncheon – Work Disability: Strategies for Securing a Release or Return to Regular Work

Injured workers have become more aggressive and creative in their pursuit of work disability awards because there is a lot of money at stake.   If…

November 7, 2012
by Stephen Verotsky

OSHA – Potential Employer Knowledge Rule – A Solution in Search of Problem.

This morning, Michael Wood, the Administrator of Oregon OSHA, convened an “informal gathering” of employers and other stake holders to discuss whether a rule is…

October 31, 2012
by Stephen Verotsky


Oregon OSHA is developing an administrative rule which has the potential to significantly change what it must prove to establish a violation of a safety…