Temporary Workers

General

Date Added Resource Source
May 2016

Adding Inequity to Injury: The costs of failing to protect workers on the job (PDF)

https://www.dol.gov/osha/report/20150304-inequality.pdf

The failure of many employers to prevent millions of work injuries and illnesses each year, and the failure of the broken workers’ compensation system to ensure that workers do not bear the costs of their injuries and illnesses, are truly adding inequality to injury.

(OSHA)
Jan 2016

E-Facts: Safe Maintenance: Working with contractors and subcontractors (PDF)

https://osha.europa.eu/sites/default/files/publications/documents/en/publications/e-facts/e-fact-62-safe-maintenance-working-with-contractors-and-subcontractors/62_maintenance-working-with-contractors.pdf

Depending on the work environment and activity performed, maintenance workers are exposed to a variety of hazards and risk factors. Some of these risk factors affect the health of workers mainly in the long term, while others are the cause of work accidents.

(European Agency for Safety and Health at Work)
Dec 2015

OR-OSHA Program Directive: Inspection Criteria: Temporary Service Providers and Leasing Companies (PDF)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHARules/pd/pd-246.pdf

The purpose of this directive is to provide guidance to Oregon OSHA staff when working with temporary service providers and worker leasing companies. (updated 12/17/15)

(Oregon OSHA)
Jun 2015

NIOSH Science Blog: Addressing the Hazards of Temporary Employment

http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2015/06/16/temp-workers/

This blog addresses findings and discussions related to temporary workers from a joint session of the NORA Manufacturing Sector and Services Sector Councils.

(NIOSH)
Oct 2014

OSHA: Protecting Temporary Workers

https://www.osha.gov/temp_workers/index.html

To ensure that there is a clear understanding of each employer's role in protecting employees, OSHA recommends that the temporary staffing agency and the host employer set out their respective responsibilities for compliance with applicable OSHA standards in their contract.

(OSHA)
Aug 2014

OSHA/NIOSH: Recommended Practices - Protecting Temporary Workers (PDF)

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3735.pdf

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today released Recommended Practices for staffing agencies and host employers to better protect temporary workers from hazards on the job.

(OSHA)
Mar 2014

OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative - Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Requirements (PDF)

https://www.osha.gov/temp_workers/OSHA_TWI_Bulletin.pdf

This is the first in a series of guidance documents issued under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Temporary Worker Initiative (TWI). This Initiative focuses on compliance with safety and health requirements when temporary workers are employed under the joint (or dual) employment of a staffing agency and a host employer.

(OSHA)