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How OSHA is Seeking to Protect Temporary Workers

Temporary workers are an integral part of many industries, especially construction. Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, and construction sites are riddled with numerous hazards that can injure or kill a temporary worker. The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reported that fatal work injuries involving contractors made up 542, or 12 percent, of the 4,693 work-related injuries reported in 2011.

If you are a temporary worker and suffer injury at work, or are discriminated against for reporting an injury or because you belong to a protected class, an attorney can help you fight back. The government recognizes the value of temporary workers and is taking steps to safeguard their rights. On April 19th, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced an initiative to further protect temporary workers.

Below are some of the provisions found in this new initiative:

  • Field inspectors are being directed to determine whether employers who use temporary workers are complying with their responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  • Inspectors are now expected to use a newly developed code in their information system to mark when temporary workers are being exposed to safety and health violations.
  • Inspectors are expected to also assess whether temporary workers received adequate training in a language and vocabulary they are capable of understanding.

Understanding the law can be difficult. If you encounter an employment law issue of any kind, seek help from a knowledgeable lawyer. He or she can review your case and determine the best course of action given your situation.

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