Safely Back to Work

The U.S. staffing and recruiting industry employs 16 million temporary and contract employees during the course of a year. The health, safety, and welfare of these workers are of paramount importance to staffing agencies. The Covid-19 pandemic has intensified the magnitude of this topline concern.


#SafelyBacktoWorkThe 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.

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. Once you take the pledge, you’ll have access to three critical new documents.

Return to Work Protocols & Best Practices

ASA is leading efforts in the U.S. to share new Safely Back to Work Best Practice Protocols and A Practical Guide to a Safe Restart: Best Practices for Organizations with our members and the staffing industry as a whole. These documents were spearheaded by an international alliance of HR service industry players in collaboration with McKinsey and Co. ASA encourages all members to download the protocols and best practices, share the documents—along with Seyfarth Shaw’s Work Site Safety Checklist—with their safety and operations staff, and follow the recommendations when creating and implementing back-to-work strategies and plans.

My Pledge

By signing the pledge below, you publicly affirm that your company agrees to adhere to the recommendations contained in the Safely Back to Work Best Practice Protocols and A Practical Guide to a Safe Restart when your employees return to corporate or client jobsites—now or in the coming months.

  • 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.

Help to spread the word!

Promoting safe practices in the workplace can save lives. Use the hashtag #SafelyBackToWork when building awareness on your social networks.


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.