American Staffing Association (ASA)
(signed May 21, 2014)
Through the Alliance, OSHA and ASA will work together to provide ASA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them: 1) protect the health and safety of temporary workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to safety and health hazards during temporary job assignments, and 2) understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The Alliance's goals include:
Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
- To share information on occupational safety and health laws and standards, including the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
- To share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
Outreach and Communication
- To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and ASA's websites) to staffing firms, host employers, and temporary workers.
- To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or ASA's conferences, local meetings, or other events.
- To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding ASA best practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
- Agreement signed May 21, 2014.
Alliance News Releases
- OSHA and the American Staffing Association form alliance to protect temporary workers. OSHA News Release, (2014, May 21).
Products and Resources
- Host Employer Safety Responsibilities With Respect to Temporary Workers. YouTube Video, (2015, November). The video, featuring Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary for OSHA, and Stephen Dwyer, ASA General Counsel, discusses the safety and health obligations of host employers or clients using the services of staffing firms.
OSHA Related Web Pages
- Safety Matters: Keeping Temporary Workers Safe on the Job. American Staffing Association (ASA). ASA and OSHA have joined forces to develop and execute a strategic plan focused on protecting the health and safety of temporary workers in the U.S.