OSHA published a report recently that answers this question. Simply put, temporary workers have a higher overall injury rate than permanent workers in the same occupations.
The differences in injury rates for temporary and permanent workers were most pronounced in 3 industries-agriculture, construction, and transportation. The main causes of injuries included contact with objects and equipment, and exposure to harmful substances or environments.
Also the report found that temporary workers who became injured were younger and had less time in their jobs, (sometimes less than a year,) than permanent workers. Interestingly, temporary workers had higher injury rates, but lower lost-time and medical costs. Injured temporary workers also were more likely to be male.
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