The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health will meet this month in Washington DC.

NACOSH advises, consults with and makes recommendations to the secretaries of labor and health and human services on matters relating to the Occupational Safety and Health Act including regulatory, research, compliance assistance and enforcement issues.

At the meeting, the Temporary Workers Work Group will update the committee on developing best practice language including protecting temporary workers in injury and illness protection programs.

It will also continue discussions of workplace safety and health issues related to temporary workers including workplace protections and joint responsibility of host employers and staffing agencies for temporary workers. The work group will develop and present recommendations for the full committee’s consideration.

The agency announced in April 2013 it was stepping up its scrutiny on temp worker safety after receiving “a series of reports of temporary workers suffering fatal injuries during the first days on a job.”

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