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ASSP Releases Free Technical Report to Protect Temporary Workers


The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published a free digital technical report that can help employers better protect workers who are hired for a short-term basis—including holiday season support.

The ASSP TR-Z590.9-2023 Technical Report—focused on temporary or contract workers located in the same facility—underscores best practices, organized into three sections: 1) Evaluation and Contracting; 2) Training for Temporary Workers and Their Worksite Supervisors; and 3) Injury and Illness Reporting, Response, and Recordkeeping.

By integrating these best practices into their safety management systems and going beyond compliance with OSHA laws and regulations, host employers can do their part to assure a safe, healthy, and productive workforce, which may ultimately contribute to an increased competitive advantage, according to ASSP.

“When a workforce involves temporary and short-term work arrangements, the likelihood of an injury or fatality can increase,” said ASSP president Jim Thornton. “It’s important for businesses to implement safeguards in non-standard circumstances to ensure the safety and health of all workers.”

The technical report is registered with ANSI and is an identical adoption of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) public domain document titled, “Protecting Temporary Workers: Best Practices for Host Employers.”

Access more information via ASSP’s news item.

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