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Protecting Temporary Workers

Course Details:

0.5 Days, 4 Instructional Hours
MESH Hours (Manager of Environmental Health and Safety)
4 PDHs (Professional Development Hours for Engineers)

About this Course:
The employment of temporary workers in the workplace has maintained a continuous increase and it is documented that these workers are at increased risk of injury.   Host employers must ensure temporary workers are properly trained in safe work practices.  Temporary staffing agencies must ensure that site-specific hazards are identified and temporary workers are adequately trained prior to starting an assignment.

This course provides strategies for training temporary workers so that they can identify hazards of industrial work sites in order to prevent and minimize the incidence of injury, illness or fatality.

This material was produced under grant number SH-26313-14-60-F-37 SH4  from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Recommended for:
This course is recommended for any employer hiring and supervising temporary workers in their workforce.  The course is specifically targeted for general industry environments, but participants from the construction industry may also benefit from the training.


Participants from the following industries will benefit from this training:
  • Temporary staffing agencies
  • Host employers hiring temporary workers
  • Insurance companies servicing temporary staffing agencies and host employers
  • Safety and health specialists
  • OSHA Outreach Trainers
Participants will:
  • Describe the joint responsibilities that Temporary Agencies and Host Employers have for the safety of temporary workers
  • Explain basic worker rights protected by the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (contacting OSHA, whistleblower protection, safety training, etc.).
  • Identify general industry hazards including but not limited to health hazards, safety hazards, heat stress, and ergonomic hazards.
  • Provide training for temporary workers that meet the requirements of OSHA’s General Industry Standards (29 CFR 1910).
  • Accurately report occupational injuries and illnesses among temporary workers per 29 CFR 1904 Reporting and Recording Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.
Topics Include:
  • Joint responsibility of host employer and staffing agency
  • Workers’ rights to OSHA and whistleblower protection
  • General industry safety and health hazards
  • Injury and Illness reporting

Course Info


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Holli Singleton
Wendy Laing

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