Beacon Mutual will be conducting a third seminar titled “Protecting Temporary Workers
” at the Beacon Mutual Training Center. The presenter will be a representative from the Providence Regional OSHA office. Beacon held two sessions for this seminar, which were filled to capacity on April 16, 2014.
Due to high demand, we've added a third class: May 14 at 1:00-3:30 pm. Register here.
We invite all of our agents, policyholders and the general public to attend this seminar to ensure a clear understanding of OSHA’s expectations regarding temporary staffing agencies and/or host employers who use temporary staffing. Click here to register online or contact our Loss Prevention Department: 401-825-2731 | firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that space is limited.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced an initiative to further protect temporary employees from workplace hazards. OSHA regional administrators directed field inspectors to assess whether employers who use temporary workers are complying with their responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
It is the duty of employers to protect all workers from hazards. In addition, OSHA has begun working with the American Staffing Association and employers that use staffing agencies, to promote best practices ensuring that temporary workers are protected from job hazards.
In recent months, OSHA has received a series of reports about temporary workers suffering fatal injuries – many during their first days on a job. OSHA has issued citations when the employer failed to provide adequate protections, including safety training. Both host employers and staffing agencies have roles in complying with workplace health and safety requirements and each share the responsibility for ensuring temporary worker safety and health.