Safe Behavior At Work – Aware Avoid Act

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Human nature often puts our focus on what NOT to do in order to be safe at work, or improve safe behavior. Another positive approach is to consider what TO DO and what factors require constant vigilance. Let consider these Three A’s of Safe Behavior at work. Aware Avoid Act AWARE On the job every… Read more »

Staffing Safety and the OSHA 2017 Top 10 List

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What about Staffing Safety? The recent preliminary OSHA 2017 Top 10 List begs the question: How do you ensure your staffing agency’s culture of safety is aligned with yours? Do you know what your staffing agency looks for when they do client-qualification staffing safety site inspection? It’s not (or should not be) a secret.  Ask… Read more »

Safety and Quality Go Hand in Hand

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Safety and Quality are sister pillars of a good corporate culture. Recently, our team sent two more people to the OSHA 30 hour certification training. Barton Staffing Solutions invests in training because it adds value to our service level. Safety and quality differentiates Barton Staffing Solutions from other staffing agencies. Our corporate culture is built… Read more »

5 Reasons Why Temporary Employees Quit Right After They Start

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There are many personal reasons why temporary employees quit a job right after they start on your assignment. However, as the host employer, there may be reasons under your your control that you can adjust in your on-boarding process or other factors. Here is the short list from our observations. Pay. Believe it or not,… Read more »

Employer Responsibility, OSHA and Temporary Employees

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A recent article on the US Department of Labor website under OSHA states: “…OSHA recommends that the temporary staffing agency and the host employer set out their respective responsibilities for compliance with applicable OSHA standards…” Temporary staffing inside your company is more and more visible as regulations around employer responsibility, OSHA and temporary employees become… Read more »

6 PPE Rules For Personal Protection Equipment Best Practices

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Temporary workers are often assigned to work at locations where personal protection equipment (PPE) is required to perform the job. Your temporary staffing agency, or the company you are assigned to, should provide you with required standard PPE equipment.  Here are 6 PPE rules for personal protection equipment best practices. Some items, you may choose… Read more »

Downstream Effects: Revisit Day Labor vs. Skilled Temporary Staffing

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  The Barton Staffing Solutions Blog from February 19 struck a chord with many readers. (See: Five Advantages Skilled Temporary Staffing Provides Over Day Labor.) There were employees and managers that commented privately about how their firm operates.  They asked not to be identified, but the points made are worth a follow-up here. The common… Read more »

9 Point Safety Assessment Your Staffing Firm Should Perform – Do They?

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It’s an obvious decision for companies to provide a safe workplace for full time employees on their direct payroll. It is equally important to provide a safe workplace for temporary employees. Often, they work in the same environment. It’s to your company’s benefit for your staffing firm to perform a safety assessment. If they don’t provide that service,… Read more »

Workplace Spoken Language, Safety Issue You Cannot Ignore

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In today’s office, shop floor and other business and industrial settings, don’t overlook workplace language safety, an issue you cannot ignore. As a staffing and recruiting partner, Barton Staffing Solutions regularly discusses these topics with clients. While a safety issue, it’s also a business opportunity – read on! In Europe, where there are several languages, and… Read more »

10 Ways To Blow Your Temporary Job On The First Day

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Blow your temporary job! That caught your eye, didn’t it. Like a nuclear reaction, getting your first day wrong is likely irreversible. Here are some things to avoid. Some of these are obvious, some are funny, others are sad. Unfortunately, these have all happened. You can bet this list is not exhaustive. I’ve saved some… Read more »