Health and Safety Programs for Temporary Workers

February 18, 2022  1:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time

Roosevelt Building - University of Washington
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100, Room 229
Seattle, WA 98105

This in-person course is designed to provide a basic overview of the methods for identifying and controlling workplace hazards and to discuss the roles and responsibilities of staffing agencies and host employers with regard to the development of health and safety programs. This session will also include am introduction to some specific tools for addressing reproductive health hazards in workplaces with temporary workers.

View the course flyer.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result from a testing provider within 72 hours of the first day of class is a requirement to attend classes that are conducted at our UW Roosevelt location.
Attendees will be required to follow safety protocols as instructed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Course learning objectives:

  1. Describe the elements of an effective health and safety program that protects employees placed in secondary workplaces

  2. Describe the roles of the host employer and the staffing agency in protecting temporary workers

  3. Identify key common hazards in workplaces

  4. Identify methods for addressing key hazards

  5. Identify strategies for providing training about health and safety by host employers and staffing agencies and for maintaining communication with temporary employees.


Staffing agency and host employer representatives who may be responsible for employee health and safety or for developing contracts that include language about health and safety responsibilities.

Course Development:

This training program and related materials were developed by Robin Dewey from the Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) and the Center for Occupational & Environmental Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Materials were produced under grant #SH-05057-SH8 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.


In the event you cannot attend the course, there are a few options -- you can either cancel your registration, transfer your registration to another course, or transfer your registration to another person. If you choose to cancel, we must receive your cancellation in writing with at least 1 week notice, and a refund will be issued minus a $50 cancellation fee. If you do not cancel and are a no-show for the course, your tuition fee is forfeited. If you choose to transfer your registration, please state the course you are transferring out of, and the course you are transferring into. Transferring to another course is permitted only twice per course registration. If you are unable to attend the course after the second transfer, the above cancellation policy applies.


Roosevelt Building - University of Washington
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Directions and Accommodations

FROM Interstate 5 Northbound/Southbound:
Exit at NE 45th Street. Turn East onto NE 45th Street toward the University of Washington campus. Proceed approximately two blocks until you reach Roosevelt Way NE. Turn right onto Roosevelt Way NE (one way heading south) and travel to the Roosevelt Building, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE. The Roosevelt Building is located on the west side of the road, immediately south of the UW Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic, and across the street from the University Inn.   

FROM Interstate 90 or Highway 520 Westbound:
Take the Interstate 5 North Exit, and proceed north to the NE 45th Street exit.  See directions above.

Pay lot parking is available in the Sound parking garage located immediately south of the Roosevelt Building entrance.

There are several hotels within walking distance of the Roosevelt Building that offer discount rates to guests of the University of Washington. Please mention you are a guest at booking to see if the discount rate is available.

University Inn

Watertown Hotel

The Graduate Hotel

PDF of Directions and Accommodations