Employee policy

Creating a safe and healthy work environment is not only a requirement for Oregon employers, it’s a “best practice” among top-performing businesses. Browse these resources for information on how to create effective employee policies, and more.

Safety policies, procedures, and rules [PDF]
Practical information and examples to help you assess, update, or create your company's safety policies, procedures, and rules.

Safety incentives [PDF] 
Here's a handout that describes the best way to provide safety incentives. This one discusses the behaviors to recognize, along with descriptions of safety incentive programs used at other organizations.

Performance reviews [PDF]
How to evaluate employee performance, including safety responsibilities.

Job descriptions [PDF] [Spanish]
Writing an effective job description is an important risk management tool.

Employment and labor law resources (Small Business Administration)
Articles on how to hire and retain employees like using pre-employment background checks and writing employee handbooks.

Technical assistance for employers: Fact sheets and FAQs (Bureau of Labor and Industries)
Questions and answers on a variety of employee policy topics.


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