Special Topics in Safety Management

Recording Temporary Worker Job Restrictions

Recently, we received a question regarding how to record an injury to a temporary worker if the worker is placed on job restrictions and then placed at a job with a different company.

If we have a temp employee who is injured and put on restrictions, do we keep up with those restrictions if the employee is placed at another job not with our company?

If the placement at another job is unrelated to the injury, you stop counting restricted days on the date the temporary employee began working at the new workplace. Also, if the job ends, where the temporary’s job ends, you stop counting. If the temp employee was placed at another job because of the injury, you must estimate the total number of days away or days of restriction and enter the day count on the MIOSHA 300 log. (Michigan Administrative Code at r. 408.22112b(9))