Oregon Statutes - Chapter 628 - Refrigerated Locker Plants - Section 628.270 - Prohibition against employees with communicable disease in plant; health certificate; rules.

(1) The Department of Human Services may, by rule, define certain communicable diseases which may be spread to the public through the handling of food in refrigerated locker plants.

(2) No person who has a communicable or infectious disease described in subsection (1) of this section shall be permitted to work in or about any refrigerated locker plant or to handle any food in connection with the operation of such plant.

(3) In the discretion of the State Department of Agriculture, an employee of a locker plant may be required to furnish a certificate of health from a physician duly accredited by the Department of Human Services for the purpose of issuing such certificates. If such certificate is required under municipal ordinance upon examination deemed adequate by the Department of Human Services, a certificate issued in compliance with such ordinance is sufficient under this section.

(4) Any health certificate required by this section shall be revoked by the Department of Human Services at any time that the holder thereof is found, upon physical examination of such holder, to have any communicable or infectious disease. Refusal of any person employed in such locker plant to submit to proper and reasonable physical examination, upon written demand by the Department of Human Services or the State Department of Agriculture, is cause for revocation of the employee’s health certificate and also is sufficient reason for revocation of the locker plant’s license unless the employee immediately is removed from any work or operation in or about such locker plant involving the handling of food. [Amended by 1973 c.829 §56; 1989 c.224 §122]

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