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November 2018 Archives

Temporary workers are entitled to protection as well

Both employers and staffing agencies in Louisiana and throughout the country are responsible for ensuring that temporary workers are kept safe. They could both be held liable if a worker is not properly trained or if other safety guidelines are ignored. According to OSHA, temporary employees tend to be asked to do hazardous work and may be more likely to be retaliated against by an employer. In some cases, they are asked to do jobs without adequate descriptions of their responsibilities.

OSHA announces top work-related violations for 2018

Employers and workers in Louisiana are generally in agreement when it comes to doing everything possible to maintain safe work environments. During a recent safety event where this particular topic was addressed, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a preliminarily listing of the agency's top violations for 2018. The majority of the issues documented involved fall hazards and failure to take sufficient preventative actions.