It’s unfortunate, but not every worker is treated equally. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes this inequality when it comes to the complex cases of temporary workers.
Due to their part-time or seasonal status, temporary workers are often left inadequately trained. Employers often give them substandard levels of personal protective equipment (PPE), making them vulnerable to the hazards of the workplace.
To rectify the discrepancies, OSHA has recently launched a new initiative targeted at increasing protections for the safety and rights of temporary workers. The agency also called for increased scrutiny of employers with temporary workers.
With this level of heightened attention, now is the time for you to evaluate and shore up your company’s safety policies for temporary workers and ensure these vulnerable portions of your workforce are properly provided for. Here are three key points to consider when it comes to improving personal protective clothing and equipment options for your workers, temporary and otherwise. (more…)