Workplace safety in Atlanta’s construction industry: Institutional failure in temporary staffing arrangements.

Mehta, Chirag, and Nik Theodore. 

WorkingUSA 9, no. 1 (2006): 59-77.


This article examines workplace safety conditions in Atlanta’s construction industry in light of the growing presence of temporary staffing agencies in the industry. Using data collected from surveys of building contractors, temporary staffing agencies, and temp workers, the article explores the ways in which the use of agency-supplied temps by construction contractors subverts workplace health and safety regulations, thereby exposing construction workers to heightened risk of injury.

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