American Staffing Association and National Safety Council
Spherion Staffing Services, a leading recruiting and staffing provider, has earned the Safety Standard of Excellence® mark from the American Staffing Association. The program, developed by ASA and the National Safety Council, promotes industry-wide safety best practices.
By participating in the Safety Standard of Excellence program, staffing companies, their temporary workers, and host employers can build a mutually beneficial relationship to help identify and mitigate workplace hazards and exposures, ensure clear communication between the staffing firm and host employer, and clearly delineate the safety responsibilities of each party.
“ASA congratulates Spherion for its commitment to protecting and enhancing temporary worker safety, and for being among the first to earn the Safety Standard of Excellence mark” said Stephen C. Dwyer, Esq., ASA general counsel. “Spherion has tangibly demonstrated to clients, candidates, and employees its commitment to safety best practices.”
“Companies participating in the Safety Standard of Excellence program are to be commended for taking steps to put their companies’ practices under the microscope and seeking to be the best they can be for their temporary workers,” said Amy Harper, Ph.D., NSC director of workplace initiatives and Journey to Safety Excellence. “The commitment to safety demonstrated through Safety Standard of Excellence program participation should speak volumes to the clients with whom these staffing firms do business.”
“Keeping Spherion workers safe is a critical priority for us, and we are pleased to be recognized by both the American Staffing Association and the National Safety Council for our efforts to do so,” said Sandy Mazur, Spherion Staffing Services division president. “Completely voluntary, the Safety Standard of Excellence Program entails a rigorous assessment by an independent third party of corporate office policies and procedures, as well as validation across a sample of our branch offices. We earned the Safety Standard of Excellence mark because our firm demonstrated that we’re successfully following our industry’s safety best practices.”
For more information about the Safety Standard of Excellence program, visit americanstaffing.net/safety.
For more information about Spherion., visit spherion.com.
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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 state affiliates 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. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.
About The National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable 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 it can make the most impact—distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses, and safe communities. Safety+Health magazine, the council’s flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.
About Spherion Staffing Services
Spherion Staffing Services (spherion.com) is a leading recruiting and staffing provider that specializes in placing administrative, clerical, customer service, light industrial, and professional candidates in temporary and full-time positions. To help clients attract, engage, and retain a high-performance workforce, Spherion offers in-depth market knowledge, outstanding customer service, a strong network of talent, and unique insights from its groundbreaking Emerging Workforce Study, now in its 20th year. To learn more about one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries, visit spherion.com/franchise, and explore how Spherion is actively expanding into new territories, with more than 75 franchise markets available.