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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, June 20, 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.


 

Now that the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed longstanding course with its ruling on OSHA’s Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine, employers are even more vulnerable to being cited for safety violations.

That’s because the ruling 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 June 20 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.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to: 

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

 

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 the mining subsidiary of DuPont.  Early in his career, he litigated cases before the Mine Safety and Health Review Commission and in state and federal courts. He later became an executive with oversight for safety and health and human resources for global, publicly-traded mining companies.  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 develop and implement human resource program in conjunction with operations, and to seek improved ways of protecting employees’ safety and health.