Focusing on Temp Workers’ Safety

With the U.S. staffing market set to grow to record sizes in the coming years, the industry is rolling out a major initiative aimed at boosting worker safety. By Julie Cook Ramirez Wednesday, November 16, 2016 The staffing industry has come a long way since William Russell Kelly coined the iconic term “Kelly Girl” to […]

“OSHA Clarifies Limits on Post-Accident Drug Testing and Safety Incentive Programs” Published on October 27, 2016

Published on October 27, 2016 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a memorandum explaining “in more detail” two provisions added to the recordkeeping regulation: Section 1904.35(b)(1)(i) requiring “employers to have a reasonable procedure for employees to report work-related injuries and illnesses”; and Section 1904.35(b)(1)(iv) prohibiting retaliation for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses. As […]

Employers Warned Not to Use Drug Tests to Deter Injury Reporting

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration could cite employers who use post-incident drug testing policies to retaliate against employees reporting injuries and illnesses under the agency’s electronic record-keeping rule, according to an agency official.OSHA’s Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule does not ban employee incentive programs or drug testing of employees, but […]

OSHA Issues Recordkeeping Guidance for Temporary Staffing Firms

As part of the previously announced temporary worker initiative, the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) will be releasing guidance documents pertinent to issues in the temporary staffing industry. Recently, the first of these documents was released and focused specifically on recordkeeping requirements. OSHA requires all employers to maintain an OSHA 300 log. This log […]

OSHA Urged to Launch Temporary Worker Emphasis Program Occupational Health & Safety (11/05/13)

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s assistant secretary, Dr. David Michaels, has received 15 recommendations from a coalition of workplace safety groups that urge the agency to improve safety and health conditions for temporary workers. OSHA is preparing a proposal that would mandate that companies publicly post summary data from their log of work-related […]