11:52 22 Jul 2014
NACOSH Temporary Workers Workgroup - Second Meeting Scheduled for July 28
OSHA announced it has scheduled a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health's Temporary Workers Workgroup on July 28 in Washington, D.C. The meeting will allow the group members to continue discussing several issues about protecting temporary workers as they develop recommendations for NACOSH to consider. According to the announcement, those issues include gaps in workplace protection for temporary workers, differences between temp workers and contract workers, and joint responsibility of host employers and staffing agencies. This has been a priority issue in 2014 for OSHA's assistant secretary, Dr. David Michaels, and OSHA enforcement cases involving temps and staffing agencies are on the rise.
The meeting will take place from 2-4 p.m. EDT at U.S. Department of Labor headquarters. It is open to the public.