News | March 21, 2017

Randstad US Earns Safety Standard Of Excellence℠ Mark From American Staffing Association And National Safety Council

Achievement reflects Randstad's commitment to the safety and protection of its workers and clients' employees

Atlanta, GA /PRNewswire/ -- Randstad US, one of the largest HR services and staffing companies in the United States, prioritizes the need for safety controls to be put forth in the workplace to positively impact its employees, clients' employees and the community. As a result of their commitment to safety in the workplace, Randstad earned the Safety Standard of Excellence Mark (SSE) developed by the American Staffing Association (ASA) and the National Safety Council to promote industry-wide safety best practices.

By participating in the SSE 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 — all intended to reduce temporary and contract employee injuries, illnesses and fatalities.

Randstad provides rigorously screened talent to fill key roles at every stage of the manufacturing, shipping and logistics process for organizations in over 350 U.S. markets. As a leader in manufacturing and logistics staffing and on-site talent management solutions, Randstad gives clients access to a team of experts and resources to help navigate all matters related to safe operations through its complementary Safety Smart program:

  • Safety and risk consulting to minimize injuries and mitigate potential risks to reduce injury-related costs.
  • Guidance related to Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP), with the intentions of reducing workplace incidents, documented injuries and lost performance.
  • Outline and apply behavioral-based safety programs to essentially improve business risk analysis and employee morale.
  • Assistance in incident investigation and claim examination to establish corrective actions.

"Beyond the clear benefits of reduced costs associated with safety and compliance issues, creating a safe work environment is also critical to an organization's ability to effectively recruit and retain skilled workers," said Traci Fiatte, CEO, Professional and Commercial Staffing, Randstad US. "Not all staffing companies have the same policies, resources or commitment to safety as Randstad. We believe continued safety in the workplace requires ongoing attention to detail and the Safety Standard of Excellence Mark demonstrates Randstad's dedication."

"ASA congratulates Randstad 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. "Randstad 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., National Safety Council 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."

For more information about the Safety Standard of Excellence program, visit americanstaffing.net/safety.

For more information about Randstad's commitment to safety in the workplace, view their Safety Smart program or contact your local Randstad Manufacturing & Logistics branch. To stay up-to-date on workplace safety tips and tricks, please visit their workplace safety tips page.

About Randstad US
Randstad North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a € 20.7 billion global provider of HR services. Through its unique talent delivery approach, Randstad combines human touch with digital HR technologies to secure and manage a workforce of more than 100,000 people for thousands of clients each week.

Employing over 6,500 recruiting experts through approximately 1,100 offices and client-dedicated locations, Randstad North America provides outsourcing, staffing, consulting and workforce solutions within the areas of engineering, finance and accounting, healthcare, human resources, IT, legal, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics, office and administration and sales and marketing. Learn more at www.randstadusa.com and access Randstad's U.S. thought leadership knowledge center through its Workforce360 site that offers valuable insight into the latest economic indicators and HR trends shaping the world of work.

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 affiliated chapters 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.

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