Temporary Worker Safety Resources

August 22, 2014

Client Feedback Form–Exhibit PM

Nurse staffing firms play a critical role in the nation’s health care system by quickly and efficiently supplying hundreds of thousands of health care workers in a wide range of skill categories on an as-needed basis. Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants are among the professionals whom nurse staffing firms employ and assign.

August 22, 2014

Acknowledgement of OSHA Training Requirements–Exhibit GM

Nurse staffing firms play a critical role in the nation’s health care system by quickly and efficiently supplying hundreds of thousands of health care workers in a wide range of skill categories on an as-needed basis. Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants are among the professionals whom nurse staffing firms employ and assign.

June 12, 2014

Best Practices for Workplace Safety ObligationsM

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May 29, 2014

OSHA’s Temporary Worker Safety Initiative: What Staffing Firms Need to KnowM

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March 13, 2014

OSHA Releases Temporary Worker Record-Keeping BulletinM

Yesterday, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration released “Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Requirements,” the first bulletin in a series of guidance documents that OSHA intends to release as part of its Temporary Worker Safety Initiative.

December 18, 2013

ASA, OSHA Continue Meetings on Temporary Worker SafetyM

Representatives of the American Staffing Association and its employee safety committee met with Assistant Secretary of Labor David Michaels and other representatives from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration last week.

December 01, 2013

Less Than Meets The Eye: Potential Liability When Using Temporary WorkersM

The Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor have cracked down on worker misclassification, the penalties for which can be severe. Staffing firms are a good option for companies because most workers assigned through a staffing arrangement can only be classified as employees. Staffing firms generally recruit and screen the workers, and verify their work status under immigration laws. Clients typically will be joint employers because, among other things, they supervise and direct the employees’ day-to-day work. Given the employee status of most staffing firm workers, the potential liability clients face with respect to independent contractors is largely avoided.

October 03, 2013

OSHA Launches Temporary Worker Safety Web PageM

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently added a page to its website that addresses temporary worker safety. The “Protecting Temporary Workers” page at osha.gov explains the joint responsibility of staffing firms and clients to maintain a safe work environment for temporary workers.