Fatal Temporary Worker Injuries Drawing OSHA’s Attention

On April 15, 2013, 26-year-old Marine and Iraq War veteran David Eleidjian was assigned as a temporary worker to a Henkel Corporation manufacturing plant in Bay Point, Calif. Eleidjian was tasked with scraping adhesive from mixing equipment just 12 inches from an unguarded shaft spinning at up to 350 rotations per minute. The coveralls provided … Continue reading Fatal Temporary Worker Injuries Drawing OSHA’s Attention

OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative: 2014 OSHA Webinar Series, Part I

https://vimeo.com/93174313?utm_source=email&utm_medium=clip-transcode_complete-finished-20120100&utm_campaign=7701&email_id=Y2xpcF90cmFuc2NvZGVkfDBjMDQ0MmYyYTE0MjdlN2ExZWY1YzcxZmQ1YzU5MDI0NjgyfDI0NTY5NDA5fDEzOTg3MTI1MjJ8NzcwMQ%3D%3D Eric Conn, Chair of Epstein Becker Green's OSHA Practice Group, presents a five-part webinar program for employers facing the daunting task of complying with OSHA's numerous federal and state occupational safety and health standards and regulations. Part I of the 2014 OSHA webinar series will focus on OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative, enforcement issues and … Continue reading OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative: 2014 OSHA Webinar Series, Part I

Temporary Worker Safety – “What You Need To Know & A Real Life Story”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcsTRQNZLE "Temporary Work, Lasting Harm" by Michael Grabell, Olga Pierce and Jeff Larson ProPublica, Dec. 18, 2013, 2:27 p.m. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This was it, he told his brother Jojo. He would finally be able to pay his mother back for the fender bender, buy some new shoes and, if things went well, maybe even … Continue reading Temporary Worker Safety – “What You Need To Know & A Real Life Story”

OSHA QuickTakes – November 5, 2013

In this issue New educational resources released to better protect workers from exposures to hazardous chemicals Comment period on proposed silica rule extended to provide additional time for public input West, Texas, fertilizer company cited following deadly ammonium nitrate explosion Wyoming OSHA cites Sinclair Refinery for $707,000 in proposed fines for 22 violations OSHA orders … Continue reading OSHA QuickTakes – November 5, 2013

OSHA Strengthens Protection For Temporary Workers

April 29, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS THROUGH: RICHARD E. FAIRFAX Deputy Assistant Secretary FROM: THOMAS GALASSI, Director Directorate of Enforcement Programs SUBJECT: Protecting the Safety and Health of Temporary Workers In recent months, we have received a series of reports of temporary workers suffering fatal injuries during the first days on a job. In … Continue reading OSHA Strengthens Protection For Temporary Workers