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American Staffing Association Elevated to Ambassador in OSHA Safety Program


Next Step in Alliance Formed in 2014

The American Staffing Association was promoted to ambassador status in recognition of its longstanding alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration during a signing ceremony today.

Ambassador status reflects OSHA’s recognition that an alliance participant has built, and will continue to maintain, a productive cooperative relationship with the agency. As an ambassador to OSHA’s Alliance program, ASA will continue to work with OSHA to:

  • Help staffing firms, host employers, and temporary workers recognize and prevent workplace hazards
  • Speak, exhibit, or attend OSHA or ASA conferences, local meetings, webinars, or other events
  • Share information among OSHA personnel, staffing industry safety and health professionals, and ASA member companies regarding temporary worker safety best practices

“The health and safety of temporary workers is a top priority for our member companies in the staffing and recruiting industry,” said Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer at ASA. “We are proud to take the next step in our continued partnership with OSHA as we work to ensure temporary workers can do their jobs safely.”

ASA signed a formal alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 2014 to promote awareness of health and safety measures in the workplace, including the Temporary Worker Initiative, Safe and Sound Campaign, and Safety Matters web page. The ASA Safely Back to Work campaign also provides employers with resources and guidance regarding Covid-19 prevention in the workplace.


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

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