Employers Have Responsibilities to Protect Temporary Workers

Temporary workers are those supplied to a host employer and paid by a staffing agency, whether or not the job is actually temporary. Whether temporary or permanent, all workers always have a right to a safe and healthy workplace. The staffing agency and the staffing agency’s client (the host employer) are joint employers of temporary […]

OSHA Short Courses Offer Safety Fundamentals

OSHA offers short courses ranging from 4-8 hours in length to provide the fundamentals of safety on a variety of topics. Shorter courses give employers and workers an affordable and practical opportunity to learn key elements of occupational safety and health on specific subject matter that is relevant to their individual workplaces. The OSHA Training […]

WATER. REST. SHADE. Keep Workers Safe in the Heat

OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention Campaign, launched in 2011, educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in the heat. Through training sessions, outreach events, informational sessions, publications, social media messaging and media appearances, millions of workers and employers have learned how to protect workers from heat. OSHA standards require employers with workers exposed to high […]

2019 Trench Safety Stand Down June 17-21

OSHA is promoting a Trench Safety Stand Down sponsored by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) in support of its National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation. The Trench Safety Stand Down, which takes place the week of June 17-21, 2019, encourages employers to talk to their workers about trench and excavation hazards to reinforce the use of […]

Learn More About Becoming an OSHA Outreach Trainer

The OSHA Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program that provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. OSHA authorizes trainers who complete the 4-day training course in construction, general industry, maritime industry or disaster site preparedness to conduct the 10-hour and 30-hour […]