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National Public Radio Special Series: The Rise of Contract Workers
This series produced by National Public Radio, addresses current issued related to contract workers, including safety, pay and other benefits.
Freelanced: The Rise Of The Contract Workforce
National Public Radio explores how workers across all industries and at all professional levels will be touched by the movement toward independent work — one without the constraints, or benefits, of full-time employment. Policymakers are just starting to talk about the implications.
The gig economy and worker safety
This article, in National Safety Council's Safety + Health, addresses the uncertainties surrounding the growing employment trends and their impacts on safety at work.
Adding Inequity to Injury: The costs of failing to protect workers on the job
The failure of many employers to prevent millions of work injuries and illnesses each year, and the failure of the broken workers’ compensation system to ensure that workers do not bear the costs of their injuries and illnesses, are truly adding inequality to injury.
E-Facts: Safe Maintenance: Working with contractors and subcontractors
Depending on the work environment and activity performed, maintenance workers are exposed to a variety of hazards and risk factors. Some of these risk factors affect the health of workers mainly in the long term, while others are the cause of work accidents.
OR-OSHA Program Directive: Inspection Criteria: Temporary Service Providers and Leasing Companies
The purpose of this directive is to provide guidance to Oregon OSHA staff when working with temporary service providers and worker leasing companies. (updated 12/17/15)
Source: Oregon OSHA
NIOSH Science Blog: Addressing the Hazards of Temporary Employment
This blog addresses findings and discussions related to temporary workers from a joint session of the NORA Manufacturing Sector and Services Sector Councils.
OSHA/NIOSH: Recommended Practices - Protecting Temporary Workers
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today released Recommended Practices for staffing agencies and host employers to better protect temporary workers from hazards on the job.
OSHA: Protecting Temporary Workers
To ensure that there is a clear understanding of each employer's role in protecting employees, OSHA recommends that the temporary staffing agency and the host employer set out their respective responsibilities for compliance with applicable OSHA standards in their contract.
OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative - Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Requirements
This is the first in a series of guidance documents issued under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Temporary Worker Initiative (TWI), focusing on compliance with safety and health requirements when temporary workers are employed