Reliance Staffing & Recruiting Earns Safety Standard of Excellence Mark


Reliance Staffing & Recruiting, a staffing and recruiting firm headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, 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 Reliance Staffing & Recruiting 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. “Reliance 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.”

“One injury is too many, and at Reliance Staffing & Recruiting, safety at the work environments where temporary employees are placed is taken very seriously,” Thomas Sarach Jr., Reliance Staffing & Recruiting president and owner. “Reliance prides itself that everyone involved in the company—internal staff, associates, and clients—all look out for each other’s safety, health, and well-being. Being recognized with the Safety Standard of Excellence mark from ASA and NSC validates the company’s strong commitment to its associates and clients.”

For more information about the Safety Standard of Excellence program, visit

For more information about Reliance Staffing and Recruiting, visit

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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

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 Reliance Staffing & Recruiting

Reliance Staffing & Recruiting is a locally owned and operated employment firm that has been serving the southeastern Virginia business community since 1982. With offices in Newport News, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and opening in Chesterfield in 2018, the firm employs more than 800 temporary associates on a daily basis. Reliance serves clients across the employment spectrum with candidates ranging from entry level to the C-suite. Visit

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