News: Temporary Worker Safety

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  • 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. More ›

  • In an unpublished opinion, a California state court of appeals held that a staffing firm that failed to identify an unsafe table saw at a client’s job site, despite reports about the safety of the client’s job site, was not liable for serious and willful misconduct leading to a temporary employee’s injury while using the table saw. More ›

  • ASA has learned that some staffing firm clients are asking staffing firms to record the illnesses and injuries of their temporary workers in the name of the staffing firm, not the client. More ›

  • 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. More ›

  • 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. More ›

  • OSHA’s representatives stated that, to date, approximately 300 client inspections have yielded over 340 safety violations in which temporary workers were exposed to dangerous or hazardous work conditions. Representatives of the American Staffing Association and its employee safety committee met with assistant secretary of labor David Michaels, as well as other representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, last week as part of an ongoing dialogue and effort to enhance temporary workers’ safety and well-being. More ›

  • The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued a standard interpretation letter that provides guidance on the responsibility of temporary staffing firms and clients for OSHA-required safety training, OSHA hazard communication, and OSHA injury reporting and log requirements.
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  • In an effort to promote workplace injury prevention, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health published a fact sheet to help clarify staffing firms’ and their clients’ responsibilities for ensuring a safe work site for temporary employees. More ›

  • Effectively managing workers’ compensation costs is one of the most important components of a staffing company’s financial success—and one of the biggest challenges. To keep workers’ comp costs under control, it is critical for staffing firms to prevent injuries. How? Through a sound safety and health program. More ›

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