NOSHA News May 2015

OSHA Increases Focus on Temporary Worker Safety While the extent of responsibility under the law of staffing agencies and host employers is dependent on the specific facts of each case, staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for temporary workers - including, for example, ensuring that OSHA's training, hazard communication, and recordkeeping requirements are fulfilled. OSHA could hold both the host and temporary employers responsible for the violative condition(s) - and that can include lack of adequate training regarding workplace hazards. Temporary staffing agencies and host employers share control over the worker, and are the

Remembering Linda Wiley

Linda Wiley, a dear member of the NOSHA family, passed away on May 7th, 2015 at her home in Grand Forks. Linda made countless contributions to the NOSHA organization over the last several years. Her various roles included webmaster, communications coordinator, business manager, event coordinator, and unofficial historian. NOSHA owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to Linda for her effort and dedication to the organization. When I assumed Linda’s communication and webmaster duties in 2014, I was overwhelmed by the amount of time and brain power these seemingly simple tasks require. Without her patience, expertise and motivation I would have thrown in the towel long ago. On behalf of th

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