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As early as the 1940s, the temporary workforce concept began emerging to fulfill industry needs.
The demand for temporary workers has since evolved, but the inequalities experienced by some of
these workers remain the same. In many cases, temporary workers are treated at a subpar level as compared to permanent workers. Temporary workers often receive lower pay,
little job security and limited to no benefits
Why do people become so
complacent that they do
not even think about the
If you are thinking about working with an outside consultant, the first question
to ask is what do I want to accomplish? Another way to frame the question is to ask, what will be
different as a result of this work? Once answered, move to the next step of
choosing the right consultant. This paper will provide readers with information on how to work with third party professionals (i.e. consultants) by explaining what consultants do, what to expect from a
consulting relationship and the benefits of applying sound project management concepts to safety
and health consulting engagements.
Dog bite attacks occur each year in the U.S., which require medical treatment. Field employees
account for many of these dog bite victims. Each year, thousands are seriously injured by dog
bites. Medical bills for treatment of these dog bites are astronomical. Regrettably, the emotional
damage to the victims is even higher. When a dog bites once, odds are, the dog will bite again.
Knowing what to expect and how to ward off an attack are key factors in minimizing the injuries
and potentially saving a life.
When engaging an outside consultant to perform assessments of health and safety issues and data, communication between the consultant and on-site managers is vital to generating meaningful
and useful information. However, this communication is often hindered by a concern that the
information generated may later be disclosed and used against the site by regulators, insurers,
or opposing parties in agency enforcement, civil litigation or criminal prosecution
This paper features information on three of the most crucial areas that need to be researched
by anyone thinking about starting a consulting business, writing a business plan; establishing a corporate structure; and understanding other legal issues; and setting rates. Each of the authors of this paper are successful consultants and will share
some basic information to get you started. The information in this paper is adapted from
the Consultants Business Development Guide, published by ASSE in 2015; each of the
contributors to this paper and the session that accompanies authored a chapter of this book.
•Engineering, scientific and architectural
consulting companies involved at
multiemployer field projects may have
safety liabilities that extend beyond
protection of their own employees.
•These liabilities originate in a
consulting company’s regulatory or
contractual duty of safety care to
subcontractors or other project parties;
in consulting company employees’
actions in the field that can be interpreted
as control over other project
parties; and in deficient design or
specifications produced by a consulting
•Recognizing, evaluating and controlling
such exposures are important for
establishing effective risk mitigative
strategies and for the ultimate success
of any multiemployer field project.
Research shows that consistent management of all workplace safety matters builds a safety culture that results in reduced workers’ compensation claim frequency. Learn how in this article.
All organization, whether large and complex or small and simple, require some type of management system to oversee their safety efforts. The collective formal actions on the part of a company to manage safety activities are known as a safety management system (SMS).
OSHA and NIOSH recommends best practices for staffing agencies and host employers to better protect temporary employees through collaboration and mutual collaboration.
The Body of Knowledge project is dedicated to creating a living reference that represents the collective knowledge of the Safety, Health and Environmental profession. While the preliminary work has begun, there is still more to do. The purpose of this website is to introduce subject areas that will eventually be part of the Body of Knowledge, and to gather feedback on the future direction, and ongoing assessment of what needs to be completed.
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