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OSHA's New Focus on Temp Workers


Randy Coffey’s article “OSHA’s New Focus on Temp Workers” was featured in the September Issue of Thinking Bigger Business.

Several studies purport to show that temporary workers are more likely than their full-time counterparts to experience on-the-job-injuries. Last year, saying that instances of temporary worker injuries or fatalities are rising because these workers aren’t receiving adequate safety training or safety protection. OSHA issued the Temporary Worker Initiative, which applied even to the smallest business.

In the article, Randy addresses how to comply with OSHA’s new Temporary Worker Initiative. OSHA encourages host employers and staffing agencies to work collaboratively to ensure temporary worker safety. Both entities should make sure their contracts:


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