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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.


Safety tip of the month

Motivate Your Employees to Use Safety Gear

If your workforce operates in hazardous conditions, you know that the best protective gear available is worthless if your employees won’t use it. To encourage workers to wear their safety goggles, ear protectors, and other equipment, follow this advice:

  1. Reduce the need for protection. Look for safer ways to do things so that extra protective equipment isn’t necessary. This will emphasize to your workers that their safety is a No. 1 priority. For example, before purchasing heavy-duty gloves to protect workers’ hands from a caustic cleaning solution, investigate alternative cleansers with less potential for harm.
  2. Involve employees in safety decisions. People feel more committed to policies they have helped shape. Include employees in selecting equipment; connect them with vendors so they can ask questions and receive the information they need to contribute to the decision.
  3. Educate and train your workforce. Many times, employees don’t use their protective gear because they don’t know how—or even more important, why. Provide sufficient training so that employees understand the risks associated with not using the equipment. Once they fully understand what’s at stake, workers will be much more likely to support the proper use of prospective equipment.
  4. Reward and reinforce safe behavior. First, be a role model and actively use the same gear you expect your workforce to take advantage of. Spotlight situations in which using the equipment correctly prevented an accident or saved a life. And whether you reward workers with gifts or just words of praise, make sure they know you’re paying attention to their safety habits.
  5. Check the fit. Workers may “forget” to wear boots or gloves because they don’t fit well. As much as possible, let employees select their own equipment with an eye toward what they’ll feel comfortable wearing and using.