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Temp workers

Temp work is a fast-growing—and potentially dangerous—occupation. Whether you’re a host employer, farm labor contractor, or staffing agency, these resources will help you understand your responsibilities and keep temporary workers safe.

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA temporary employees page for specific guidance on managing temp workers.


Temp worker safety and health: Whose job is it? (Spanish)
This side-by-side comparison lists the responsibilities of host employers and staffing agencies.

Temp agencies: Best practices for worker safety and health (Spanish)
This quick fact sheet lists best practices for staffing agencies.

Responsibilities and best practices for host employers
If you have temp workers at your business, this fact sheet offers the best ways to keep them safe.

Host employer safety and training assessment [Word document]
This downloadable form helps temp agencies assess risks at client locations and agree on training expectations. [Spanish]  [Spanish Word document]

Farm labor contractor: Host risk assessment [Word document] [Spanish] [Spanish Word document]
Specific for agriculture use, this downloadable form provides a starting point for those who staff farm labor. 

Temporary workers: New employee orientation checklist [Word document
Get temp workers off on the right foot with this new employee orientation checklist. [Spanish]  [Spanish Word document]

Protecting temporary workers [OSHA]
Federal OSHA offers information for employers on protecting temp workers.

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