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Temporary Worker Safety 101: Essential Strategies for Host Employers and Staffing Agencies

Temporary Worker Safety 101: Essential Strategies for Host Employers and Staffing Agencies

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Temporary Worker Safety 101: Essential Strategies for Host Employers and Staffing Agencies

Live Webinar: Thursday, February 14, 2019

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn now to ensure that your safety program is compliant concerning all workers—including temporary staff.


 

ALERT: The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed longstanding course in ruling that OSHA’s Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine permits federal regulators to cite employers responsible for control, exposure, creation and correction of workplace safety hazards—not just the employer of record for a given set of employees. That means organizations in the “gray” area—that is, those that supply or benefit from having a temporary workforce—will become more vulnerable to liability. But where do the other Circuits come down on this issue?

That’s an important question host employers and staffing agencies nationwide must consider so they understand their legal liability when supplying or benefiting from having temporary workers on the job. Consider, too, that as a share of the overall workforce, temporary workers are on the rise—a trend that is likely to continue. This has attracted enforcement attention from OSHA, as well as plaintiff attorneys who see a route to avoiding workers’ compensation exclusive remedies in injury cases.

Because the modern workforce is so heterogeneous, your safety program must effectively deal with all workers—including these temporary and contract workers.

Join us on February 14 with Michael Peelish, an experienced safety lawyer who has helped many companies develop and implement effective temporary and contract worker safety programs, when he will provide guidance and information on developing a program from scratch, as well as assistance in evaluating an existing program to help attendees ensure that their programs are compliant and fine-tuned to succeed.

You’ll learn:

  • The practical impact the Fifth Circuit’s new ruling in Acosta v. Hensen Phelps Construction has on how OSHA’s Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine is applied to employers doing business in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas
  • OSHA’s position on for temporary worker safety and how it applies to your organization
  • Applying the “Multi-Employer Citation Policy” at your facility, ensuring that all temp and contract workers have been considered
  • How to coordinate safety programs, policies, and procedures with staffing organizations
  • The roles, responsibilities and obligations of the host employer vs the staffing agency
  • What departments and third parties need to be involved when developing and implementing a temporary worker safety program
  • Best practices for training, PPE, hazard communication, accident reporting, medical treatment, supervision, and more
  • The top safety concerns for both host employers and staffing agencies

 

About Your Presenter:

Michael PeelishMichael Peelish, Esq.
Attorney
Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C.

Michael Peelish works as a senior level attorney with the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. He holds a degree in engineering of mines and has over 26 years working in the mining industry with both metal/nonmetal and coal operations. He received his engineering of mines and law degree from West Virginia University and took his first job as lawyer with what is now Consol Energy. Early in his career, he litigated cases before the Mine Safety and Health Review Commission and in state and federal courts. He later became Global Director Safety for Cyprus Amax Minerals and held executive positions with oversight for safety in RAG American Coal, Foundation Coal, and Alpha Natural Resources. Throughout his career, he has worked with mine and OSHA facility operators to implement safety and health programs, to audit operations against their safety and health programs, to conduct property insurance inspections, and to seek improved ways of protecting employees’ safety and health.

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