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OSHA Requirements: Utilizing Temporary Help

Workers' Compensation Trust
47 Barnes Industrial Park Rd.
Wallingford, CT 06492

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The future of work brings new challenges to occupational safety and health. Staffing open positions may be more difficult now than in the past.  Many more employers are looking at using temporary agencies to staff positions.  Temporary workers are those who are paid by a staffing company and assigned to work for a host employer company, including both short- and long-term assignments.

Under OSHA, both the host employer and the staffing agency have requirements to comply with workplace health and safety as both share the responsibility for ensuring worker safety and health.  OSHA could hold both the host and the temporary employer responsible for violations. Temporary staffing agencies and host employers share control over the worker and are therefore jointly responsible for temporary workers' safety and health.

This class will provide employers who either have temporary workers or are contemplating using temporary workers the information necessary to ensure compliance is met and workers remain safe.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand your responsibilities as a “Host Employer
  • Gain a clear understanding of the “Host Employer” and Temporary Staffing Agency's role in protecting employees
  • Learn the elements of an effective Temporary Worker Safety Program


All Members and Clients

Carlos Rivera, CHSO, Senior Loss Control Consultant, Workers’ Compensation Trust
Donna Santamaria, MS, Senior Loss Control Consultant, Workers’ Compensation Trust

2.75 CEUs from LeadingAge CT