Program Aims to Reduce Temporary and Contract Worker Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities.

Safety Standard of Excellence® Award


BIRMINGHAM, AL – January 24, 2019 – Automation Personnel Services, Inc. recently earned the Safety Standard of Excellence® Mark.  The Safety Standard of Excellence program, developed by the American Staffing Association and the National Safety Council, promotes staffing industry-wide safety standards through a uniform national program.  Participants access resources and tools to assist in preparing for on-site visits and assessments by program consultants, and best practice resources for ongoing improvement.  Only companies that earn a passing assessment score can use the mark.

Promoting and ensuring temporary and contract employee safety and well-being is the responsibility of every staffing company. In 2013, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched the temporary worker initiative focused on compliance with safety and health requirements when temporary and contract workers are employed under the joint or dual employment of a staffing firm and a host employer. The initiative asserts both host employers and staffing firms have roles in complying with workplace health and safety requirements and they share responsibility for ensuring worker safety.

“The Safety of our employees has always been a priority. This designation validates our efforts to provide a safe work environment for all employees.” – Stephen Nordness, President, CEO

To learn more about the Safety Standard of Excellence program, visit

About Automation Personnel Services, Inc.

Automation Personnel Services, Inc. was founded in 1990 in Birmingham, Alabama and has grown to become one of the largest independently owned staffing companies in Alabama. They have 40 offices spread throughout eleven states.

Automation specializes in providing light industrial employees to a variety of customers across the country. Automation provides temporary employees, temp-to-hire associates, executive recruiting, and outsourcing.


About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors. Visit


About the National Safety Council

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council,, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education, and advocacy.



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