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Protecting Temporary Workers: Best Practices for Host Employers: CDC

Check out the most recent best practices from the CDC website on Protecting Temporary Worker Best Practices for Host Sites at the link below.

Protecting Temporary Workers Best Practices for Host Employers

NIOSH and the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Services Sector Council—in partnership the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the American Staffing Association (ASA), and the Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) program within the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries—developed a set of best practices to help host employers optimize their efforts to protect the safety and health of temporary workers. The best practices are organized into three sections:

  • Evaluation and contracting;
  • Training for temporary workers and their worksite supervisors; and
  • Injury and illness reporting, response, and recordkeeping.

This document, applicable across industries and occupations, includes real-life scenarios to provide examples of how the recommended practices might be implemented as well as checklists for each of the three sections that can be printed or completed electronically. There is also a slide deck for staffing companies to use to educate their host employer clients about the best practices contained in the document.


This article is provided solely as a reference tool to be used for information purposes only. The information in this article shall not be construed or interpreted as providing legal or any other advice. The information material does not amend the provisions of any insurance policy issued by CompSource Mutual. It is not a representation that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any such policy. Coverage depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss, all applicable policy provisions, and any applicable law.

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