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Description: ProPublica and flimmaker/reporter Michael Grabell have uncovered some very disturbing facts about how often temporary workers are killed or seriously injured and why. Even worse, temp injuries and dea

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« on: November 19, 2015, 07:03:03 PM »
Demand Labor Secretary Protect Temps from Workplace Hazards!

ProPublica and flimmaker/reporter Michael Grabell have uncovered some very disturbing facts about how often temporary workers are killed or seriously injured and why. Even worse, temp injuries and deaths are becoming a growing labor trend.The main reason for the high rate of deaths and injuries among temporary employees, reports ProPublica, is that temps are often brought in to do dangerous tasks companies don?t want regular employees doing, due to compensation costs. Add to this the fact that companies aren?t required to cover temps under their workers' compensation programs, and the reality that many don?t even provide temps with proper training or protective equipment. Grabell focuses his film on the tragic death of Day Davis at a Bacardi factory in Florida, one that could have easily been prevented if Bacardi had taken OSHA recommendations seriously. But instead, according to ProPublica, the factory had ?put profits over safety, trained its workers to cut corners? and treated ?its temps as ?second-class citizens? and ?peons,'" wrote one OSHA inspector.Because companies are using more temps since the 2008 recession, without intervention this disturbing trend of excessive deaths and injuries will likely increase. At the very least, companies that use temps should provide them with safety equipment and proper training and carry insurance on those that perform risky tasks.Demand that Secretary Perez intervene to protect temp workers from unnecessary deaths and injuries.

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