New NIOSH pub addresses temp worker safety
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.