OSHA has issued two new bulletins in its series of guidance documents developed under the agency’s Temporary Worker Initiative.

This initiative focuses on compliance with safety and health requirements when temporary workers are employed under the joint employment of a staffing agency and a host employer.

The bulletins address bloodborne pathogens and powered industrial truck training.

Both documents stress that temporary workers are entitled to the same protections under the OSH Act as all other covered workers and that the host employer and staffing agency are responsible for determining the conditions of employment and complying with the law.