BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Automation Personnel Services recently renewed the Safety Standard of Excellence mark. The program, developed by the American Staffing Association and National Safety Council, promotes staffing industry-wide safety standards through a uniform national program.
By participating in the Safety Standard of Excellence program, staffing agencies, their placed employees, and clients can build knowledge and a mutually beneficial relationship to identify and mitigate or even eliminate workplace hazards and exposures, ensure clear communication between the agencies and clients, and clearly delineate responsibilities of each party—all intended to reduce temporary and contract employee injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.
Renewal of the mark involves the successful completion of an assessment process, conducted by NSC, to ensure the staffing agency is continually enhancing its safety program and utilizing industry best practices.
“Automation Personnel Services is one of only 23 staffing companies in the United States to earn this award and maintain it,” says Timothy Lee, Safety Manager, CSP- EMT, for Automation Personnel Services. “I believe this award is a testament to our company’s focus on the health, safety, and well-being of all of our employees.”
“Over the years Automation Personnel Services has made the safety of our associates a top priority and this award is welcome recognition of our company’s dedication to that objective,” adds David Soileau, Vice President of Administration for Automation Personnel Services. “I would to thank all of our staff for doing their part to create and maintain safe work environments.”
Promoting and ensuring temporary and contract employee safety and well-being is the responsibility of every staffing agency. In 2013, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched the temporary worker initiative focused on compliance with safety and health requirements when temporary and contract workers are employed under the joint or dual employment of a staffing agency and a host employer. The initiative asserts both host employers and staffing agencies have roles in complying with workplace health and safety requirements and they share responsibility for ensuring worker safety and health.
The Safety Standard of Excellence program is sponsored by World Wide Specialty Programs.
To learn more about the Safety Standard of Excellence program, visit americanstaffing.net/safety.
For more information about Automation Personnel Services please visit. apstemps.com.
About Automation Personnel Services
Automation Personnel Services was founded in 1990 in Birmingham, Alabama, and has grown to become one of the largest independently owned staffing companies. They now have 36 offices in ten states throughout the Southeast. Automation specializes in providing light industrial employees to a variety of customers across the country with temporary and temp-to-hire associates, as well as executive recruiting. Automation Personnel Services opened its Decatur office in 1998 and has risen to be one of the largest and well-respected light-industrial staffing agencies in North Alabama.
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. 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.