Before a capacity crowd of staffing industry professionals in Washing- ton, DC, the top officials for the American Staffing Association and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration in April signed a
landmark agreement—one that made it official: 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.
“Through this alliance with ASA, we will increase outreach to staffing firms
and host employers and provide information and education that is vital to
protecting temporary workers,” said David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, assistant
secretary of labor for OSHA. Michaels and ASA president and chief executive
officer Richard Wahlquist signed the agreement. Several OSHA officials and
several hundred staffing professionals attended the signing ceremony, which
coincided with the annual ASA Staffing Law Conference. ➤
By Adam Stone
ASA and OSHA collaborate to protect the well-being of
temporary workers and educate staffing clients.