In Oregon, the heyday for temporary employment was the late 1990s, as the tech industry boomed and some 42,000 workers helped keep pace with demand. According to the Oregon Employment Department, the numbers today have not yet returned to that peak, but 742 temporary help firms employed 28,952 workers in 2011 – a number that grew to 31,151 workers by March 2014. Read article »
Change, workplace safety, and interesting times. Read article »
If you are a certain age, you might remember "Kelly Girls" – the workers who filled in when companies temporarily needed secretaries and file clerks. They were among the first workers in this country hired and paid by one employer that sent them to do short-term work for another employer. Read article »
A big challenge of temporary work today is ensuring that the staffing agency and the host employer clearly understand their responsibilities to each other and to the worker.
Safety and Human Resources Director of Selectemp Employment Services.
We are using a bench-mounted industrial buffer that operates at 3,600 RPM and does not have a tongue guard or rest. Do Oregon OSHA's Abrasive Wheel Machinery Requirements apply in this case? Do I need to use a tongue guard with this buffer?
A worker was fatally injured when a 700-pound door struck him in the head.
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