The current recession has reduced state revenues, and has forced the Legislature to make deep
cuts. Coping with these cuts includes closing the Department of Consumer and Business Services
and most other state agencies on 10 Fridays that fall throughout the current two-year budget
The next closure day is Friday, March 19. DCBS workers will take a mandatory unpaid furlough
day. However, like state police and others who provide essential public safety services, Oregon
OSHA enforcement officers will be in the field to inspect workplaces in a wide range of industries.
The enforcement staff will take their unpaid furloughs on alternative days.
Employees who want to file a complaint with Oregon OSHA on a closure day can still do so online
to report an imminent danger threat, they should call 800-452-0311.
We regret any inconvenience this closure may cause, and we look forward to reopening Monday
morning, March 22.
For a full list of closure days, click