Eye Protection Every day an estimated 1,000 eye injuries occur in American workplaces. No matter where we work, flying particles, dusts, splashes or flying objects are apt to expose us to potential eye injury. Fortunately, we can protect against these hazards by using the appropriate protective eyewear for our jobs. A survey by the Labor…Details
Winter Work With the recent cold weather and a long winter ahead of us, we thought it would be a good idea to address working during the winter. Are you ready for winter work? Here are some reminders about dressing for the weather and staying strong, healthy and safe: Two big concerns of working or…Details
Overview Slips and falls occur every day. The extent of injuries and their recurrence can be minimized through proper safety knowledge and attitudes. Practice safety–don’t learn it through experience. There are various ways to suffer slips and falls while working. You can slip and lose your balance, you can trip over objects left in your…Details
Forklift Safety Forklifts are excellent labor saving devices. They save time and reduce the likelihood of injury associated with manual material handling activities. However, forklifts can become very dangerous if operated by a reckless or untrained operator. All operators are required to receive safety training prior to being allowed to operate a forklift and must…Details
Lifting Safely Professional Staff Northwest strives to minimize workplace injuries. Part of partnering with our employees and clients is talking about and being aware of good safety practices. One of the various types of injuries that can occur on the job is back strain. Back strain is caused from lifting incorrectly. It results from the…Details
The American Staffing Association and its members strongly support compliance with the Affordable Care Act and are committed to the legal and ethical management of our workforces pursuant to the law’s provisions. As a member of the American Staffing Association, Professional Staff Northwest is committed to compliance with the ACA, in letter and in spirit.
Personal Protection Equipment All employees are must wear their PPE on job sites during all required times. We will supply some of the PPE and let you know when it is your responsibility to provide your own (i.e. work boots). Lifting Always use proper lifting techniques: lift with your legs not your back. Always test the…Details