HANOVER, Md., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aerotek, a leading provider of recruiting and staffing services, announced today that it recently earned the Safety Standard of Excellence mark from the American Staffing Association (ASA) and National Safety Council. The mark recognizes companies that follow industry-wide safety best practices.
Achieved through a rigorous third-party assessment of corporate office policies and procedures, as well as field office assessments, the Safety Standard of Excellence mark demonstrates Aerotek's commitment to selecting and screening applicants, ensuring safety training and orientation for employees, evaluating potential worksite hazards, ensuring necessary protections are in place and instituting collaborative incident-management protocols. The program defines and continuously reviews staffing companies against the highest levels of safety measures available.
"We are extremely proud of this recognition and the work of our health and safety team to elevate this important conversation about workplace safety, as we want every contract employee to feel safe and supported," said Aerotek President Todd Mohr. "We look forward to continuing to partner with our clients to uphold safety standards."
In addition to participating in the rigorous assessment process, Aerotek has collaborated with ASA in advocating for safer work environments. In 2013, an Aerotek representative began serving on the ASA's Safety Committee, which meets with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to foster better communication on worker safety issues.
"Our tagline is 'Our People Are Everything,' and we hope the entire system feels that same way — that the most important asset in this industry really is the employees whom we put to work," added Scott Bicksler, lead safety manager at Aerotek.
"ASA congratulates Aerotek 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. "Aerotek has tangibly demonstrated to clients, candidates, and employees its commitment to safety best practices."
To learn more about the Safety Standard of Excellence program, visit americanstaffing.net/safety. Aerotek currently operates more than 250 non-franchised offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about Aerotek, visit Aerotek.com.
Our people are everything. For more than 30 years, Aerotek® Inc. has distinguished itself as a leader in recruiting, staffing and strategic outsourced solutions by having a deep understanding of the intersection of talent and business. As a strategic partner to more than 18,000 clients and 300,000 contract employees every year, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for its clients and rewarding careers for its contract employees. Headquartered in Hanover, Md., Aerotek operates a network of over 250 non-franchised offices with more than 6,000 internal employees dedicated to serving our customers. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. To learn more, visit Aerotek.com.
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. 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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