OSHA releases record-keeping bulletin

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new record-keeping bulletin with requirements for staffing agencies and host employers to record temporary worker injuries and illnesses. The new bulletin addresses how to identify who is responsible for recording temporary workers' work-related injuries and illnesses on the OSHA 300 log.

OSHA launched its Temporary Worker Initiative to raise awareness and compliance with requirements that temporary workers receive the same training and protection of existing workers. The initiative is an effort to ensure temporary workers are protected in their workplaces.

"The Recordkeeping Bulletin is the first of many materials we are releasing and helps clarify which employers are responsible for reporting injuries and illnesses," says David Michaels, OSHA's assistant secretary of labor. "These materials will provide valuable information for host employers and staff agencies on how they can work together to make sure their workers are properly trained and protected."