Illinois leads way to mandate responsible staffing practices

May 30, 2019 No Comments by

June 1 marks a year since new staffing industry regulations took effect in Illinois under the Responsible Job Creation Act. Provisions of the law aim to address hiring discrimination, strengthen workplace safety, eliminate burdensome fees, and encourage more temp-to-hire conversions for the state’s 800,000 temporary workers. Briefly, the law requires staffing agencies to: Register with […]

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Survey results aid NIOSH in design of temp worker safety training

Sep 21, 2018 No Comments by

As the number of people employed in alternative work arrangements continues to rise, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is working with our network of alternative staffing operators and other temporary staffing industry partners to improve workplace health and safety practices. […]

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OSHA increases data transparency to promote safer workplaces

Jul 21, 2016 No Comments by

In a move to improve workplace safety standards and increase transparency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has finalized a new rule requiring companies to electronically report workforce injuries and illnesses, and strengthening the rights of workers who report these incidents. Access to this information will enable employers to better benchmark their own safety […]

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EMBERS adds worker training, benefits in breakthrough year

Jun 23, 2015 No Comments by

EMBERS Staffing Solutions (ESS) operates in Vancouver, British Columbia’s Downtown Eastside, an area of the city notorious for record levels of crime, drug use, poverty, and a large number of people with mental health problems. Launched in 2008 to provide work opportunities for people graduating from addiction recovery programs, ESS struggled through four years of […]

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OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative Issues Two New Guidances

Apr 08, 2015 No Comments by

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued two new guidance bulletins as part of its Temporary Worker Initiative, which focuses on staffing agencies’ and host employers’ shared responsibility for temporary worker safety and health on the job. One new guidance addresses requirements for providing and ensuring proper use of personal protective equipment. The […]

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