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New NIOSH pub addresses temp worker safety

Work-related injuries may be higher for temp workers

Posted September 16, 2022

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new publication (2022-126) that features best practices for host employers to follow to better protect the safety and health of temporary workers. The best practices are organized into three sections:

  • Evaluation and contracting
  • Training for temporary workers and their worksite supervisors
  • Injury and illness reporting, response, and recordkeeping

The document applies across industries and occupations, and includes real-life scenarios, checklists, and where to find further information.

NIOSH notes that research indicates the risk of experiencing a work-related injury may be higher for temporary workers than for non-temporary workers.

This article was written by Rachel Krubsack of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

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