There are at least five kinds of employees that define today’s workers.
- Temporary worker--Businesses are using temporary workers at an increased rate. Employers must comply with updated labor and OSHA regulations. Temporary workers face a much higher injury rate than do regular employees.
- Contractors--Some businesses use contractors to try to get around labor laws, workers’ compensation, and unemployment statutes. Both the State and Federal Governments are cracking down on these practices, and have established new definitions and guidelines as to how employees are defined.
- Fist job employees--Lack of experience and training can lead to increased injury rates among new employees.
- Seasonal employees--Long work hours and little to no training increases risk of injury and loss to employers.
- Shift workers--If your business operates three shifts you may not have the same attention to safety during the 2nd or 3rd shift. Make sure all staff receives the same training.