17.11.2017

Temporary workers in the spotlight of a new SLIC campaign

The Senior Labour Inspectors Committee (SLIC) launches an information and
enforcement campaign to promote occupational safety and health (OSH) of
temporary agency workers and cross-border workers. Entitled "Safe and healthy
work for temporary jobs”, the campaign runs from October 2017 to May 2019.

Employment in temporary work agencies in Europe has increased rapidly during
the last decade. Temporary agency workers may be particularly vulnerable, with
studies showing they experience a higher incidence of occupational accidents
than other groups of employees.

Inspections both in the temporary work agencies and in the user undertakings
will be carried out. The campaign includes information and awareness-raising
activities, and a pilot experience on cross-border enforcement.

A kick-off seminar to launch the campaign takes place on 20 and 21 September in
Luxembourg, where Tim Tregenza, Network Manager at EU-OSHA, presents effective
resources specially designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises to
manage OSH risks, such as the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools .

Visit the campaign website


AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work