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Recommended practices: protecting temporary workers.

Authors
OSHA; NIOSH
Source
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-139, 2014 Aug; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20044944
Abstract
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are aware of numerous preventable deaths and disabling injuries of temporary workers. One example is the death of a 27-year-old employed through a staffing agency to work as an equipment cleaner at a food manufacturing plant. While cleaning a piece of machinery, he came into contact with rotating parts and was pulled into the machine, sustaining fatal injuries. The manufacturing plant's procedures for cleaning the equipment were unsafe, including steps in which cleaners worked near the machine while it was energized and parts were moving. Additionally, while the company's permanent maintenance employees were provided with training on procedures to ensure workers were not exposed to energized equipment during maintenance or cleaning, this training was not provided to cleaners employed through the staffing agency. Source: Massachusetts Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program, 11MA050.
Keywords
Workers; Worker-health; Work-environment; Work-practices; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-data; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Training; Machine-operation; Machine-operators; Electrical-equipment; Occupational-hazards; Accident-potential; Industrial-hazards; Safety-practices; Personal-protection; Standards; Surveillance
Publication Date
20140801
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2014-139; M082014
NIOSH Division
OD; DSR
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
DC
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