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Temporary Worker Safety Emphasized at NSC Congress


ASA, NSC to Offer Workshop on Joint Responsibilities of Staffing Firms and Their Clients
The American Staffing Association and National Safety Council have partnered to offer a workshop on temporary worker safety considerations for staffing companies and their clients, also known as host employers, during the 2017 NSC Congress and Expo, Sept. 25‒27 in Indianapolis.

During the workshop “Using Temporary Workers: Checklists for Host Employers,” attendees will learn about the safety responsibilities of both staffing companies and host employers and how to implement policies and procedures to protect temporary workers against workplace injuries.

Presenters include:

  • Stephen Dwyer, Esq., ASA general counsel
  • Amy Harper, NSC Journey to Safety Excellence and workplace strategy director
  • Sharon Pancamo, CHSO, Elwood Staffing Services occupational safety manager and ASA safety committee chairman

The presenters will discuss the Safety Standard of Excellence® program, developed by ASA and NSC to help reduce the rate and severity of temporary worker injuries, illnesses, and fatalities through the adoption of best practices and encouragement of continuous safety improvement. The program puts staffing companies through a rigorous assessment process and provides recognition for firms that earn the Safety Standard of Excellence mark.

“ASA is committed to educating staffing companies and host employers about their safety, health, and welfare responsibilities under joint employment arrangements,” Dwyer says. “ASA is pleased to partner with NSC to offer this workshop and help inform host employers about their responsibilities for temporary workers on job sites, so they can safely and effectively take advantage of this flexible workforce solution.”

“All workers, whether temporary or permanent, deserve to go home safe each day—which is why it is so critical for both staffing firms and host employers to understand their safety roles,” Harper says. “NSC is excited to be working with ASA to better equip employers with the information they need to protect their entire workforce.”

To learn more about the NSC Congress and Expo, visit

To learn more about the Safety Standard of Excellence program, visit

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About the American Staffing Association (ASA)

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

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.

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