Temp Employee Safety Requirements: Protect Workers & Minimize Legal Risks
As employment needs are rapidly changing in the current workforce, temporary workers are a big help with filling in the gaps and keeping business running.
In some cases, temps are used for some of the worksite’s most hazardous tasks.
But if a temp worker gets hurt, who is ultimately responsible - the staffing agency or the host employer?
OSHA recognizes the need to protect temporary employees and established the Temporary Worker Initiative. And, under the new administration, the proper classification of workers and OHS protections will have greater emphasis.
Join safety-expert Adele Abrams to learn what OSHA has to say about your obligations and responsibilities for protecting your temp workforce. In our expert-lead program you will discover:
- Employer obligations to ensure the safety of temp workers
- Tips for selecting and working with staffing agencies to reduce legal risks
- How OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative applies to your organization
- Legal responsibilities of the staffing agency v. host employer
- Keys to effectively safety training of your temporary workforce
- Contract, gig workers and employees: DOL's revised independent contractor rules
Employer Obligations & OSHA Requirements for Temp Worker Safety
- Different categories of temp employees - and why it matters
- How OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative impacts your organization
- Clarifying employer responsibility for contingent worker safety
Working with Staffing Agencies: Practices to Limit Legal Risks
- Keys to selecting reliable staffing agencies - what you should look for
- Key elements to include in agreements with staffing organizations
- Documentation you should require before letting temp workers start working
- Identifying the safety expectations to include in your agreements
Managing Temp Worker Safety: Training and Reporting Guidelines
- Who's responsible for recording injuries on the OSHA 300 log
- Getting temporary workers aligned with your workplace safety culture
- Training your temp workers - how much should you do?
- Hazard communication and PPE - whose responsibility?
Question and Answer Session - Hear expert answers to real-world questions!
About the Speaker
Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP is a nationally recognized authority on Occupational Safety and Health law. She represents employers in OSHA and MSHA litigation and provides training and safety consultation.
- Ms. Abrams is a frequent author on safety, health and legal compliance issues, including writing columns in "Modern Contractor Solutions" and "Pallet Central" magazines, articles in "Professional Safety" and "New Construction Products," writing for ASSE publications and co-authoring several books including the widely reviewed "Construction Safety Management and Engineering" and the "Safety Professional's Handbook." She also hosts the “Ask the Safetylawyer” podcast.
- Ms. Abrams is a regular presenter at prestigious safety conferences like the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the National Safety Congress, where she specializes in providing real-world solutions to real-world problems.
Join our live, 60-minute program to learn exactly what your requirements and legal obligations are when it comes to the safety of your temporary staff.
If you'd like this program customized for your organization, call us at 1-800-964-6033. We're certain we can fulfill your training needs, while making it fit in your budget!