Part of larger effort to protect temporary workers

As part of its Temporary Worker Initiative, OSHA has released a new educational resource that focuses on requirements for recording injuries and illnesses suffered by temporary workers. The new Recordkeeping Bulletin explains the requirements for the staffing agency and the host employer and addresses how to identify who is responsible for recording work-related injuries and illnesses of temporary workers on the OSHA 300 log.

OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative is an agency-wide effort that uses enforcement, outreach, and training to assure that temporary workers are protected in their workplaces. In recent months, OSHA has received and investigated many reports of temporary workers suffering serious or fatal injuries, many of which occurred within their first week on the job. OSHA's initiative was launched to raise awareness and compliance with requirements that temporary workers receive the same training and protection that permanent workers receive.

The temporary worker Recordkeeping Bulletin is the first in a series of guidance documents that will be released to support OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative.

For more information on OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirements, click here.