TROY, MI--(Marketwired - November 21, 2017) - Kelly Services® recently earned the Safety Standard of Excellence℠ Mark from the American Staffing Association. The Safety Standard of Excellence program, developed by the American Staffing Association and the National Safety Council, promotes 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, as well as best practice resources for ongoing improvement.

By participating in the Safety Standard of Excellence program, staffing companies, their employees, and their clients can build knowledge and a mutually beneficial relationship to identify and mitigate or even eliminate workplace hazards and exposures, ensure clear communication between the staffing firms and clients, and clearly delineate responsibilities of each party -- all intended to reduce temporary and contract employee injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

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 client. 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.

"As a safety solutions leader in the staffing industry, Kelly Services is proud to add the Safety Standard of Excellence Mark to our list of distinguished recognition," said Gary Pearce, Chief Risk, Compliance and Privacy Officer for Kelly Services. "We have high standards in place for safety compliance not only to minimize risk to our employees, but to also optimize productivity for our clients."

About Kelly Services

As a global leader in providing workforce solutions, Kelly Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries, offer a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. Kelly® directly employs nearly 500,000 people around the world in addition to having a role in connecting thousands more with work through its global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2016 was $5.3 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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 affiliated chapters advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. Visit

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. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact–distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.

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Jane Stehney
Kelly Services, Inc.

Patrick Hanafin
American Staffing Association