Temporary Worker Safety: Strategies To Reduce Liability And Comply With OSHA Requirements
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Since launching the Temporary Worker Initiative (TWI) in 2013, OSHA has been stepping up enforcement efforts to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses among temporary workers, one of the fastest growing employment sectors.
OSHA reiterates that both the host employer and the hiring/staffing agency are responsible for the safety of temporary workers, and has identified key areas that should be thoroughly addressed prior to placement—including training, hazard recognition, clear documentation of roles and responsibilities, and compliant illness and injury tracking.
If your company is using temporary employees, it’s critical that you fine-tune your temporary employee safety program so you can protect workers and avoid substantial fines if you are found liable in an incident.
Join us on November 12 when our presenter, a seasoned safety and employment attorney, will teach you how to determine when you have retained temporary workers covered under OSHA’s initiative, what your requirements are under OSHA regulations and other applicable statues and regulations, and how to develop and implement a compliant program that protects both temporary workers and your company.
You and your team will learn how to:
About Your Speaker
- Assess the definition for temporary workers as it applies to your organization
- Determine how to best agree upon safety responsibilities and obligations for temporary workers with the staffing agency or hiring agency
- Consider the potential risks and hazards that must be addressed for the temporary workers that you retain
- Understand the OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative as it applies to your organization and the questions that OSHA will ask during an inspection
- Understand what OSHA regulations apply for the temporary workers that you retain and when you are responsible for ensuring compliance with those regulations
- Determine the correct way to document injuries and illnesses for temporary workers as part of your injury and illness recordkeeping program
- Establish a comprehensive training program for temporary workers that is aligned and consistent with the training program in place for permanent workers
- Discuss the necessary contractual provisions to assure that all responsibilities and obligations with the hiring/staffing agency are clearly defined, understood and addressed
Nickole Winnett is a Shareholder in the Washington, D.C. Region Office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and is a member of the Workplace Safety and Health practice group. She is co-author of Jackson Lewis’ OSHA Law Blog and is an avid speaker and writer on safety and health matters.
Winnett routinely advises clients regarding compliance with workplace safety and health standards and their responsibilities to temporary workers.
Winnett also represents employers during OSHA investigations and litigation arising under the Occupational Safety and Health Act as well as numerous whistleblower provisions administered by OSHA.
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