Small Business Checklists - Provide Temporary Employees With a Safe Workplace

Every temporary employee has two employers:

  • The "Primary Employer" -- generally, the one who writes their paycheck. Also known as "the employer of record."
  • The "Secondary Employer" -- the one who runs the job site. Also known as the "controlling employer."

The Controlling Employer is generally responsible to:

  • Give the employee an Employee Safety Orientation, the same as would be given to any other employee.
  • Ensure the employee is qualified for any and all jobs
  • Check to ensure the employee has any specific training or certifications required, such as operating a rough-terrain forklift, using a powder-actuated tool.
  • Make sure they have and use necessary Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Require temporary employees to participate in crew leader -- crew safety meetings.
  • Monitor temporary employees on a random basis to ensure they are following your safety rules.
  • Take -- and document -- immediate action on any/all safety violations committed by a temporary employee.

Click here to read the WISHA Regional Directive

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