Earlier this month, NBC News published a report about safety hazards faced by some temporary workers. The article, “Temp employees more likely to succumb to workplace hazards” provided some eye opening facts and figures.
According to the report, “The use of contingent workers by U.S. employers has soared over the past two decades. In 1990, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 1.1 million such workers; as of August 2012, the number was 2.54 million, down slightly from pre-recession levels but climbing.” The article goes on to discuss several recent studies that have shown that temp workers have higher injury rates than permanent workers.
The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) has spent the last ten years working diligently to promote the advancement of safety and health management for all workers. ISHM achieves this goal by educating workers and human resources professionals. They administer the prestigious Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) and Certified Safety Management Practitioner (CSMP) certifications and the Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) designation.
“Whether someone is a temporary or permanent employee, they need to have a safe environment to work in,” reported Larry Curtis, CSHM, Executive Director of the ISHM. “The NBC News article brings to light that in some circumstances, temporary employees are perhaps not always getting the protection they deserve. The ISHM continues its mission to promote the establishment of standards and recognition of safety and risk management professionals that ensure safe work environments for all workers.”
To learn more about the Institute for Safety and Health Management or the CSHM, ASHM and CSMP programs, please visit http://www.ISHM.org, email info@ISHM.org or call (877) 201-4053.
About the Institute for Safety and Health Management
The Institute for Safety and Health Management is the premier credentialing organization founded to promote the establishment of standards and recognition of safety and risk management professionals. Through the ISHM’s certification programs, Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM), Associate Safety Health Manager (ASHM) and Certified Safety Management Practitioner (CSMP), it promotes the advancement of safety management through the application of management principles and the integration of safety into all levels and activities of management.