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Safety

At AurStaff®, we take safety in the workplace seriously. In fact, candidates are required to complete an interactive safety program as part of their initial assessment.

Clients are encouraged to implement company wide safety programs and candidates are trained to be keenly aware of safety procedures and policies at their place of work.

Most work related injuries are preventable. Take a look at the following links to obtain important information on emergency procedures and helpful tips on how to stay healthy in the workplace.


How Managers Can Support Workplace Safety

Safety in the workplace is everyone's responsibility, but managers have to do their part to ensure their workforce stays healthy, whatever industry they're in. Here are five pieces of advice for creating an atmosphere dedicated to everyone's well-being:

  • Champion safety from the top. You and your fellow managers should talk about safety issues often. Your senior executives should, too. When employees see their leaders taking safety matters seriously, they will, too.
  • Conduct safety surveys. Don't wait for employees to bring up problems and concerns. Survey them about potential hazards in your workplace, and ask for suggestions on how to make work safer.
  • Huddle before shifts. In a manufacturing or retail environment, it makes sense to meet briefly with your team before the start of every shift to check in on what's happening that day, ask whether employees have any safety concerns, and issue instructions for staying healthy and safe.
  • Talk one on one. Make a point of talking to employees individually-not just during their performance reviews, but as often as possible. Ask about any concerns they have. Then act on them.
  • Perform ongoing training. You can't just spend a few minutes on safety training during orientation and expect it to stick. Provide regular training to reinforce safety skills and teach new ones-when you get a new piece of equipment, for example.