Safely Back to Work

The U.S. staffing and recruiting industry employs 16 million temporary and contract employees during the course of a year. Covid-19 has intensified the industry’s focus and commitment to worker health, safety, and well-being.

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The staffing industry and the nation at-large are at a critical point as organizations in both the private and public sectors are beginning to shift to a phased approach to returning staff to work in “brick-and-mortar” worksites. The safety of all employees must be protected to safeguard their health and contain the spread of Covid-19.

ASA urges all of its members as well as those outside of the staffing industry to download and use the free resources available, and take the pledge to safety.


Return to Work Protocols & Other Resources

ASA is leading efforts in the U.S. to share critical documents with our members and the staffing industry as a whole. ASA encourages all members to download the protocols and checklist, share these resources with their safety and operations staff, and follow the recommendations when creating and implementing back-to-work strategies and plans:

This document outlines 77 measures to help further employee safety in different industry sectors and work environments.

This checklist has been developed specifically for staffing company use by the law firm Seyfarth Shaw.

This website provides a multifaceted, comprehensive toolset for employers returning employees to traditional work environments.


Take the Safely Back to Work Pledge

Show your company’s commitment to the health and welfare of your corporate and temporary and contract workforces by signing the Safely Back to Work Pledge. By signing the pledge below, you are showing your company’s commitment to the health and welfare of your employees and that you will strive to follow the Safely Back to Work Best Practice Protocols when your employees return to job sites.

  • After signing the pledge, you will receive a Safely Back to Work badge to use in your employees’ email signatures, on your website, and other marketing materials and to add to your ASA Central profile. Your company will also be added to a running list on this web page of your peers who share your commitment to safety.


Share your pledge to your social networks

Promoting safe practices in the workplace can save lives. Use the hashtag #SafelyBackToWork to help spread the word.

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Download logos & graphics

Promote your commitment to this pledge with the available Safely Back to Work graphics that you can use on your website, in your email signature, and more.

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ASA recognizes Randstad NV, the Adecco Group, and ManpowerGroup as founding companies of the international alliance of HR service industry players and the World Employment Confederation for leading efforts to share these recommendations on the global stage.