A Virginia contractor was assessed by Virginia Occupational Safety and Health for $304,130 in penalties for violating regulations governing crystalline silica dust and other safety violations, Equipment World reports. Among the incidents for which it is being fined is that of a temporary worker removing concrete from the deck of a bridge without being trained on silica hazards as required.

In a recent Forbes article, contributor Daniel Flynn discusses temp worker safety amid a seasonal manufacturing ramp-up: Many manufacturers increase production following the summer months and supplement their workforce with temporary workers hired from staffing firms. Failing to recognize their joint role in temp worker safety can put temporary workers at risk and result in fines to the manufacturing facility as well as the staffing firms from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.