Temporary workers. As OSH professionals, most all of us have had some interaction with them (or may have been a temporary worker ourselves). We may have had to select workers from a staffing agency or managed them as a host employer. These workers fill a niche and are vital to our economy's continued growth.
But, if mismanaged, temporary workers can be put at tremendous risk. Almost every day, OSHA investigates reports of temporary workers suffering serious or fatal injuries - some during their first days on the job. While we don't want to admit it, temporary workers sometimes fall through the cracks. Usually, the problem lies in who should take responsibility for the worker – the staffing agency or the host employer.
In this ASSE Virtual Symposium, learn best practices for protecting temporary workers - from all sides! You'll learn from OSH professionals who've played the role of the host employer and have dealt with staffing agencies. You'll learn about a successful temporary worker training and orientation program. You'll even learn about the legal issues surrounding temporary workers!