• John Larrimer

OSHA To Set New Guidelines For Employers Using Temporary Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it would increase its efforts in monitoring the safety and working conditions of temporary workers contracted to companies through staffing agencies. The Department of Labor sent out a memo to its regional offices on April 29, covering some things that inspectors need to look for specifically at facilities utilizing temporary workers.

“Recent inspections have indicated problems where temporary workers have not been trained and were not protected from serious workplace hazards due to lack of personal protective equipment when working with hazardous chemicals and a lack of lockout/tagout protections, among others,” the agency’s memorandum reads. A few weeks ago, we brought you the story of a temp worker killed in a Chicago facility after he was burned by hazardous chemicals.

According to OSHA Chief David Michaels, OSHA decided to launch its initiative after reviewing statistics that revealed many of these temp workers are injured their first day on a job at a site or in a facility.

It is great that OSHA is stepping up its guidelines and inspections to protect temporary workers—they are amongst the most vulnerable of all laborers. There is more information on workers comp available on our website. Contact our firm today at (614) 221-7548. You may be entitled to benefits and compensation.

Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Columbus Workers Comp Attorneys

1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Returning to Work After Injury

Should I return to work light duty? If you are hurt on the job, your doctor may give you work restrictions. If those restrictions prevent you from returning to your normal duties, you may be entitled

Vocational Rehabilitation

Some work-related injuries result in serious and permanent physical or psychological restrictions. In some cases, those permanent restrictions prevent the injured worker from returning to the job they

How do I get paid after an Injury?

Workplace injuries can set you back Work injuries don’t just hurt physically, they often have a lasting financial impact. If you are hurt at work and the injury prevents you from returning to full dut