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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OSHA publishes new guidance on temporary worker safety

Sep 09, 2014 No Comments by

A new federal guidance details the joint responsibilities of staffing companies and host employers to protect temporary workers from on-the-job safety and health hazards. The document Recommended Practices: Protecting Temporary Workers is a joint publication of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). In announcing […]

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New Member RISE Services opens in Chesapeake, Virginia

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments by

Last November, Alexandria Lawson lost her job as a Construction Manager and began volunteering with the City of Chesapeake’s Community Programs Division while taking time to reflect on her career goals and seek new opportunities. There she met case manager and current business partner Cynthia Thompson, who has spent many years helping Chesapeake’s returning citizens […]

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