Archives for September 2014

Best Practices for Hiring Temporary Workers

Hiring temporary construction workers through a staffing agency does not exempt employers from the liabilities associated with workplace accidents. Here we describe best practices in navigating this process—and the importance of defining the safety responsibilities of both the staffing agency and the host employer. The benefits of hiring temporary workers have long appealed ... [Continue Reading]

Tower Trouble: Increased Fatalities Prompt New Standards from OSHA

Communication towers sprouting up by the dozens in the past decade have resulted in a troublesome increase in worker injury and fatalities – and OSHA has responded to the situation by revamping its safety standards specifically designed for these high-risk structures. Communication towers are especially susceptible to worker injury because workers are often hoisted to heights ... [Continue Reading]