Safety Standard of Excellence Program Aims to Reduce Temporary and Contract Worker Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
Everett, WA, December 19, 2017— TERRA Staffing Group recently earned the Safety Standard of ExcellenceSM Mark. The Safety Standard of Excellence program, developed by the American Staffing Association and the National Safety Council, promotes staffing industry-wide safety standards through a uniform national program. Participants access resources and tools to assist in preparing for on-site visits and assessments by program consultants, as well as best practice resources for ongoing improvement.
By participating in the Safety Standard of Excellence program, staffing companies, their placed workers and host employers can build knowledge and a mutually beneficial relationship to identify and mitigate, or even eliminate, workplace hazards and exposures, ensure clear communication between the staffing firms and host employers, and clearly delineate responsibilities of each party—all intended to reduce temporary and contract employee injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.
Promoting and ensuring temporary and contract employee safety and well-being is the responsibility of every staffing company. In 2013, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched the temporary worker initiative focused on compliance with safety and health requirements when temporary and contract workers are employed under the joint or dual employment of a staffing firm and a host employer. The initiative asserts both host employers and staffing firms have roles in complying with workplace health and safety requirements and they share responsibility for ensuring worker safety.
“Setting high standards around safety is not simply about compliance, it’s about creating positive outcomes and more success stories for TERRA Staffing Group clients and employees,” said Greg Lambert, TERRA Staffing Group’s Chief Executive Officer. “The TERRA mission is simple—success stories created daily—and the company’s culture of safety is core to delivering on that promise. TERRA is proud to earn this recognition and to contribute to the positive impact the staffing industry makes on the workplace.”
To learn more about the Safety Standard of Excellence program, visit americanstaffing.net.
About TERRA Staffing Group
TERRA Staffing Group provides a full range of staffing solutions (contract/temporary, project staffing, contract-to-hire, direct hire) primarily in light industrial, office/administrative support, management, engineering and technical staffing. Founded in 1983, the company is a Seattle area success story, growing from one office to over 10 in three states. TERRA occupies a unique position in the industry by being large enough to offer trusted expertise to clients around regulatory compliance, risk management, and proactive staffing strategy, while retaining a focus on the local customer and level of care not typically found in larger, global firms.
About the American Staffing Association
The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices.
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact–distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses, and Safe Communities.