Back to Better Normal After COVID-19

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Time to get Back to Normal – Back to Better Normal. Since COVID-19 hit in mid March some things have changed but likely your goals have not. The truth is we’re getting through this, and doing well.  We’ve learned a lot, and it is a new normal, a new better normal, we are getting back… Read more »

COVID-19 Response – Internal

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In our last blog, we shared best practices resources clients’ COVID-19 response. As an essential business, Barton Staffing Solutions is also doing our part in the COVID-19 response. Updated resources continue at the Center for Disease Control (CDC), OSHA and other industry and regulatory websites. And, it’s also important to know Barton Staffing Solutions has… Read more »

Staffing and COVID-19

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Preparing for Staffing with COVID-19 Dealing with the threat of business disruption comes from many directions. Staffing and COVID-19 and the effect it will have on our client’s business is less clear than many other concerns.  Staffing firms and their clients know not to ignore it.  (COVID-19 is the novel corona virus that has been… Read more »

OSHA Online Reporting and Staffing

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The deadline for OSHA online reporting (workplace accident illnesses and injuries) is imminent. Unless there is another unlikely delay, that deadline is this Friday, December 15, 2017. OSHA is implementing a new era of efficiency and compliance accountability.  How does this effect Establishments using temporary staffing services? OSHA reporting, now online, is the responsibility of… Read more »

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 »