As we go through these phases of COVID-19, we at IEC of Oregon are here to help our family of members manage through these rapidly shifting times. This page is designed to provide you information as we get it.  If you have any questions or concerns, or information you think could help your fellow members, please let us know.

Even though we are working remotely, we are here full time and are committed to providing you the answers you need.  Thanks to our Industry Partners, highlighted below, for all of their help and resources.

COVID – 19: News From IECI National


OSHA Recordkeeping Flowchart for COVID-19 Cases

7 Ways to Improve Construction Safety Culture During the Pandemic

Information from CDC on Cleaning and Disinfection Reopening Businesses

Construction Industry Safety Coalition Provides Recommendations for the Construction Industry 

Click HERE for Updated Information From IECI on:
  • OSHA’s Stronger Workplace Guidelines
  • Federated’s COVID Resources
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Reviews on the COVID Vaccines
  • And more

COVID – 19: Information For The Employer

Oregon OSHA Compliance Help and New State Restrictions


5/18  OHA’s Updated Guidance Regarding Vaccinated Individuals from Barran Liebman

Guidance from OSHA on Returning to Work

As the deadline approaches to make estimated Corporate Activity Tax Payments for the second quarter, please be reminded of relief available to those businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

List of SBA Lenders

Click on these links for help as an employer from financial and health guidance

Oregon Health Authority 
Information on COVID-19 testing, info by county and Governor’s orders from OHA and DHA.

Work Share Program 
Work Share provides an alternative for employers and employees who may be facing the prospect of layoffs.  With Work Share, instead of reducing staff, an employer reduces the hours for a group of workers.  Partial unemployment benefits are then paid to supplement workers’ reduced wages.

U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA will provide disaster assistance loans for small business impacted by Covid-19.  SBA’s Economic Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business.

Business Oregon
Additional financial resources for business can be found at Business Oregon – Oregon’s economic development agency.

Office of Emergency Management
A resource for those businesses wanting to help out by donating or selling to the government, if your company provides a service the government can use.

Extension on Filing Tax Returns
The IRS issued an extension for federal tax returns the Oregon Department of Revenue issued a similar extension  – most individuals and businesses now have until June 15th.

Important Information from our Industry Partner SAIF

SAIF Coronovirus Worker Safety Plan.   All IEC of Oregon members who are SAIF policyholders are eligible and the application is now available at   Or contact the team via email at

Keeping Workplaces Safe and Healthy

SAIF – Corona Virus and Workers Compensation

For Contractors:  The most important thing is to contact SAIF as soon as you are aware of a potential payroll, classification or payment issue.  By alerting SAIF early they can work with you to find the right solution.


Important Information from our Industry Partner Barran Liebman 

What to Do For Your Employees If You Need to Extend Your Temporary Layoff 

Barran Liebman FFCRA Eligibility Begins:  Posted Notice is Required
Leave Eligibility Compliance Tool
Posting Notice in English
Posting Notice in Spanish
What Documentation To Collect from Employees Requesting FFCRA

Alternatives to Layoffs for Employers Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic


Important Information from our Industry Partner Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt

Legal Implications of COVID-19   Resources and Articles
Schawabe, Wiliamson and Wyatt 

Resources Specifically for Construction and Real Estate
Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt


Important Information from HR Answers (scroll down for HR Answers section)

HR Answers Furlough, Layoff, Reduction in Force Resource Guide


Important Information from Federated Insurance

Federated Insurance Companies Announce COVID-19 Client Relief Credit

Employers FAQs
Families First Act
Rules for Employers


Guidance for Business to Plan and Respond to the Coronavirus from the CDC

See Also General Questions and Answers for Employers
Guidance for Business to Plan and Respond to the Coronavirus from the CDC


Guidance and Q & A for Construction Contractors from Oregon OSHA (scroll)
Oregon OSHA Information Related to COVID-19

Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Employers have a key role to play in taking care of their employee’s mental health and safety at this time, but also their own.  This website is a complete guide to resources to help.

COVID – 19:  The Worksite

You must show that you are in compliance with the workplace restrictions and working with in the guidelines of the Oregon Health Authority or business that fail to comply will be closed until they demonstrate compliance.

2/18 Counterfeit N95’s are Flooding the Marketplace.  How to Spot the Fakes.



Here are the Rules and Resources for Oregon Constructions Workers and Contractors.  The ‘Stay Home, Save Lives’ edict from Governor Brown does not include construction on the list of businesses that must close during the pandemic.

BOLI Guidelines for Worksite Safety

COVID-19 Recommended Practices for Construction Jobsites 


Information from our Industry Partner Milwaukee Tool 

COVID-19 Resources designed to help you navigate safety changes on the jobsite.

Milwaukee Cleaning Tools to Help Prevent The Spread of Coronavirus
IEC/Milwaukee Tool COVID-19 Resource Guide
Health Pre-Screening Questionnaire 
Health Screening Planning Form 
Potential Considerations for Documenting Procedures 


OSHA, OHA, and CDC Guidelines for the Jobsite

COVID – 19: Information For Your Employees

Here is some additional support information for your employees

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Loss of Taste and Smell is the New Symptom of Coronavirus
Handwashing Guidelines from the CDC – English and Spanish


Unemployment Information

Applying for Unemployment Benefits

What is Covered by Employer’s Insurance vs. Unemployment Insurance

Oregon Health Plan – Gains Flexibility with Medicaid to Better Serve Oregonians

Food Stamps Oregon

WIC Oregon 
A supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Healthcare Options for Unemployed Oregon 

General Questions and Answers for Workers Oregon

Information from RALI Oregon Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative
Oregon Recovery Network Sponsored by Google
OHA Behavioral Health Services and Crisis Lines 

Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Employees have a key role to play in taking care of their own mental health and safety at this time, but also of their colleagues.  This website is a complete guide to resources to help.

Workingminds – suicide prevention in the construction workplace

COVID – 19:  Information For Your Apprentices

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the IEC of Oregon Office is closed and unable to accept applications at this time.  Please watch the website for updated information on application submissions as it becomes available.  Thank you for your understanding.

Note on CPR Requirements.  CPR is not a state licensing requirement but an individual JATC requirement.  Some of our classes have been cancelled due to COVID-19 and you may be up for renewal.  At this point in time, do not worry.  The directors will notify all apprentices with expired cards when it is safe to have classes again.  

Apprentices should check their emails and texts often for updates from their Directors:
Limited Energy:  Eva Sizelove –
Inside Electrical:  Kayleen Williams –
Educational Director for IETC:  Jeff Hooper –

From the BCD:

There are no proctor sites available so license testing is currently not available.  These sites may open end of April or beginning of June.  We will get you updates as soon as we know.

Available for All Members on IEC of Oregon Healthcare

As the Covid-19 outbreak unfolds, you have an option to the doctors office – Teladoc.  Virtual care is recommended by the CDC as the way to get care and help avoid exposure and spread of potentially contagious viruses.

Click HERE to find a handy comparison of the symptoms for Covid-19, the Flu and the Common Cold.  You will have to set up your account on Teladoc prior to use, so for those members on our healthcare go to and hit the get started button now.


CNN Health In-depth Explanation of Symptoms

IEC of Oregon Members get FREE Unlimited Access to HR Consultants

Now is an important time to understand how the employment laws are changing and wrong decisions could put your business at risk.  Having answers—right away—can save you money and headaches.

As a member of IEC of Oregon, when you sign up with HR Answers you get free unlimited access to HR consultants to discuss any HR or employee related problem — an annual savings of $2,200 or more.  Supplementary services are available for additional consulting fees.

Click HERE for more information
Click HERE for a fillable registration form for HR Answers

Important Information from HR Answers

Furlough, Layoff, Reduction in Force Resource Guide
Covid Information from HR Answers – a link to their COVID Page
What To Do If You Receive a Presumptive Positive or Positive Test for One of Your Employees
What To Do If You Have to Layoff or Furlough Your Employees – from procedures to sample letters