NIOSH Announces New Resource to Protect Temporary Workers

NIOSH Announces New Resource to Protect Temporary Workers

The future of work brings new challenges to occupational safety and health, including how to best protect and promote the well-being of temporary workers. Temporary workers are those who are paid by a staffing company and assigned to work for a host employer company, including both short- and long-term assignments. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), along with several partners, recently released a set of new best practices to better protect temporary workers on the job.

The new document, Protecting Temporary Workers: Best Practices for Host Employers, builds on resources developed under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Temporary Worker Initiative by providing host employers with detailed best practices organized into three areas:

How to evaluate and address workplace safety and health in a written contract;

Training for temporary workers and their worksite supervisors; and

Injury and illness reporting, response, and recordkeeping.

For more information, the NORA Services Sector Council is hosting a release webinar on August 30th, 11:00am – 12:00pm ET to provide an overview of the best practices contained within the document. To register, please click here.

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