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Growing Number Of Contract Workers Raises Health And Safety Concerns

February 02, 2018
With online companies dominating the transportation and delivery sectors, the rise of contracting jobs is at an all-time high, though the trend is raising concerns about how OSHA will address the growing number of workers classified as “independent contractors” who are not covered under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. A new NPR/Marist poll released Jan. 22 found that 20 percent of working adults are now considered “contract workers” and that 60 percent of those workers are currently working...

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