As a temporary employer, one of our biggest concerns; something that is at the forefront of our business model is Employee Safety. Unfortunately, that is not the case with all employers when it comes to temporary help. So, we make it our business to first inspect potential employer work sites for safety and then monitor our clients and make sure that our employees get the same considerations as their staff employees when it comes to safety. It’s not unusual for us to turn down a client request for temporary personnel or to instruct them that we will not help them until certain safety violations are resolved. While they are working working, we make sure that our employees aren’t asked to do anything that the regular employees around them wouldn’t be asked to do and that they have the same access to safety equipment as anyone else. Our employees are instructed up front, before going on assignment as to what our expectations are of them when working on assignment as well as our expectations of the companies that employ them. They’re also told that if at any time they’re asked to do ANYTHING that they think is wrong or dangerous, they are to stop working and call us immediately. If they spot a potentially dangerous situation, they are instructed to do the same.
The article below demonstrates just how some employers look at temporary help as not being any of their concern and dispensable in nature.
IF YOU ARE WORKING ON A TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT FOR US AND YOU ARE ASKED TO DO SOMETHING THAT YOU BELIEVE IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH, STOP IMMEDIATELY AND CALL US. IF WE CANNOT RESOLVE THE ISSUES WITH YOUR EMPLOYER, WE WILL FIND A NEW ASSIGNMENT FOR YOU.