The potential cost to organizations in workers’ compensation claims, lost production time and OSHA fines for noncompliance makes safety training a practical return on investment.
When a staffing agency supplies temporary workers to a business, the staffing agency and the host employer are both responsible to some degree for determining the conditions of employment and for complying with the law.
Employers that use hazardous chemicals in their workplaces are required by OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), 29 CFR 1910.1200, to implement a written hazard communication program.
OSHA recently published Hazard Communication: Small Entity Compliance Guide for Employers That Use Hazardous Chemicals to specifically address employer responsibilities under the HCS.
This post has links to minutes and reports from the May 8, 2014 Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee Meeting.