Impacts of Temporary & Contract Workers on Your Safety Program
Legal Implications, Liability and Responsibilities
Employers can enjoy many benefits from hiring temporary workers, contractors and on-call workers — a group that is collectively known as “non-permanent” workers. The flexibility that allows them to quickly respond to changing workloads is a key driver, as is the ability to bring in specialized help and expertise on an as-needed basis for tasks such as confined-space work.
The arrangement offers benefits for workers, too; many who work on a contract or contingent basis have chosen to do so and prefer to work this way.
Hiring non-permanent workers, however, creates unique challenges for health and safety departments and the programs they oversee. A new Insight Report from Intelex and BLR takes an in-depth look at this form of labor and its effects on employers’ H&S programs. It looks at such aspects as:
Who’s Doing What – A look at what constitutes non-permanent work and the differences between its various forms.
Temporary Workers, Responsibility, and Liability — examining the legal obligations of employers who bring in temporary and contract labor and the key expectations of regulatory bodies like OSHA.
The impact of temporary and contract workers on safety programs.
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