Oregon Statutes - Chapter 654 - Occupational Safety and Health - Section 654.416 - Required records of assaults against employees; contents; rules.

(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 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) 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]

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