Multi-employer worksites have come under far greater scrutiny in the last few years because so many contractors are working together, merging or collaborating with the federal government on large-scale construction projects. Contractors are also classifying full-time employees as part-time or temporary.
In addition to the legal liabilities these situations present, multi-employer worksites have many unique hazards. Differing safety policies, standard practices and training levels can create an uneven playing field where many workers are ill-prepared for — or unaware of — the dangers of their surroundings.
Ultimately, whether you’re partnering with a staffing agency, hiring independent contractors or working alongside another firm, you’ll need to keep in mind a few of the most important strategies for multi-employer worksite safety.