General Small Business Checklists - Section 2D

Keep other companies' employees from hurting your business

IF you use

    • Temporary employees or leased employees, or
    • Contractors/subcontractors

THEN you are responsible to:

Provide temporary employees with a safe workplace

If you are using a contractor/subcontractor: ensure they're not legally still your employees

Use the suggested form (pdf) to determine how much their primary employer stresses safety

    • Get good information on the primary employer's safety practices and their record
    • Ensure a contractor/subcontractor has a site-specific safety plan
    • See what you are responsible for providing
    • Fulfill your responsibilities as a general contractor
      • Provide the employees with a safety orientation
      • Provide necessary Personal Protective Equipment
      • Require all employees to attend safety meetings or participate in your safety committee
      • Include all work areas in your safety inspections
    • Include all work areas in your safety inspections

Check out contractors on the L&I Web site

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