The use of temporary workers and contractors is on the rise, particularly among employers in high-hazard industries like manufacturing, and this trend shows no signs of slowing. Yet, these groups remain at significantly elevated risk for work-related injury and illness compared to their full-time employee counterparts. This creates a need for employers to be especially proactive when it comes to managing temporary worker safety.
Many employers are still relying on paper-based systems or basic software (spreadsheets, word documents, emails, etc.) to manage Control of Work functions like contractor prequalification, onboarding, permit-to-work processes, site access, and performance tracking. These outdated systems introduce unnecessary administrative burdens, bottlenecks that hold up productivity, and unacceptable safety risks to already at-risk workers.
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