The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), June 17-18, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The Temporary Workers Work Group will meet June 17 and the full committee will meet June 18.
The tentative agenda for the committee meeting includes an update from Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels on OSHA initiatives such as the severe injury reporting rule; remarks from Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health John Howard; and a report from the NACOSH Temporary Workers Work Group on developing best practice language including protecting temporary workers in injury and illness protection programs.
The Temporary Workers Work Group will continue discussions of workplace safety and health issues related to temporary workers, including workplace protections and joint responsibility of host employers and staffing agencies for temporary workers at the June 17 work group meeting. The work group will develop and present recommendations for the full committee’s consideration.
NACOSH advises, consults with and makes recommendations to the secretaries of labor and health and human services on matters relating to the Occupational Safety and Health Act including regulatory, research, compliance assistance and enforcement issues.
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