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

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

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

Live Webinar: Monday, July 23, 2018

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


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: The use of temporary workers is steadily increasing, and OSHA has taken notice. Attend this essential webinar to ensure that your temporary worker safety program protects all your workers from hazards and keeps you out of OSHA’s enforcement crosshairs.



As a share of the overall workforce, temporary workers are on the rise. Although the use of temporary workers can offer many benefits to employers and employees alike, as new workers several times per year, temps are more vulnerable to work-related injuries than their direct-hired counterparts—a situation that has attracted scrutiny and enforcement actions from OSHA. Employers that hire or manage temporary workers need to ensure that these employees don’t fall through the cracks when it comes to safety.

Whether you are a host employer or a staffing agency, your safety program must effectively deal with all workers, including temporary and contract workers. A detailed contract specifying the safety role and responsibilities of each party is an excellent start, but it is not enough. OSHA not only looks at contractual language, but also at the actual practices in effect at the worksite, meaning that you must ensure that your written agreement is properly implemented and enforced and that your temporary workers are afforded the same level of protection as all other workers.

To help host employers and staffing agencies clarify the division of safety-related responsibilities for temporary workers, OSHA has issued numerous guidance documents that address common challenges such as recordkeeping, training, providing PPE, and other key safety considerations. These bulletins provide invaluable insight into OSHA’s view of host employer and staffing agency responsibility for temporary worker safety.

Join us on July 23rd with Adele Abrams, an experienced safety lawyer who has helped many companies develop and implement effective temporary and contract worker safety programs. She 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 temporary workers are protected from workplace hazards.

You’ll learn:

  • OSHA’s position on for temporary worker safety and how it applies to your organization
  • How OSHA’s “Multi-Employer Citation Policy” applies at your facility and what you can do to minimize your risk of citations
  • How to coordinate safety programs, policies, and procedures between host employers and staffing organizations
  • The roles, responsibilities and obligations of the host employer vs the staffing agency and how to develop a division of duties that works for your organization
  • 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:

Adele L. AbramsAdele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP
President
Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC

Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, is an attorney, safety professional and firm president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. who is recognized as a national expert on occupational safety and health. Ms. Abrams heads a multi-attorney firm with offices in Maryland, Colorado and West Virginia, that represents employers and contractors nationwide in OSHA and MSHA litigation. Ms. Abrams also provides safety and health training, auditing, and consultation services. She is a Certified Mine Safety Professional, and a Department of Labor–approved trainer. Ms. Abrams is on the adjunct faculty of Catholic University in Washington, DC, where she teaches employment and labor law.

Ms. Abrams is also a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and received the National Safety Council’s Distinguished Service to Safety Award in 2017. She is co-author of several safety-related textbooks. She is admitted to the Bars of MD, DC and PA, as well as multiple federal courts including the US Supreme Court.

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