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New fact sheets from Cal/OSHA detail worker rights, temp worker requirements

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Oakland, CA – Two new fact sheets from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, also known as Cal/OSHA, outline worker safety rights and employer requirements for protecting temporary workers.

Health & Safety Rights: Facts for California Workers includes information such as the state’s requirement that employers implement and maintain a program to prevent injuries and illnesses; workers’ rights to refuse hazardous work or request from their employer certain safety records; and how employees can work with Cal/OSHA before, during and after an inspection.

Protecting Temporary Agency Employees explains California-specific legal obligations for multiple employers that employ the same workers. Cal/OSHA breaks down the responsibilities for both the primary employer and the host employer, explains which employer should keep injury records, and lists safe work practices.