Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division
Purpose and Scope
Nothing in these rules is intended to impose a duty upon the insurer or to transfer from the employer to the insurer responsibility set forth in ORS 654.001 (Short title) to 654.991 (Penalties), or to impose liability other than these rules upon the insurer for failure to identify any unsafe conditions or occupational health and safety hazard.
The purpose of these rules is to promote workplace health and safety by:
Establishing insurer and self-insured employer loss prevention services designed to advise employers on regulations, laws, means and methods for improving health and safety at their places of employment; and
Providing for the evaluation of insurers’ and self-insured employers’ loss prevention activities by Oregon OSHA to ensure compliance with the law and these rules.