Protecting temporary workers: best practices for host employers

July 2022
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2022-126
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This document provides a set of best practices for host employers to follow to better protect the safety and health of temporary workers. The best practices are organized into three sections:

  • Evaluation and contracting;
  • Training for temporary workers and their worksite supervisors; and
  • Injury and illness reporting, response, and recordkeeping.

The best practices are applicable across industries and occupations. The document also includes scenarios to provide examples of how the best practices might be implemented as well as checklists for each of the three sections that can be printed or completed electronically.

Protecting temporary workers: best practices for host employers

Suggested Citation

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Occupational Research Agenda Services Sector Council, American Society for Safety Professionals, American Staffing Association, Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention Program [2022]. Protecting temporary workers: best practices for host employers. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2022-126, https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2022126.

Page last reviewed: July 6, 2022