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Welcome to the Safety Standard of Excellence Program

  • ​Your firm has taken an important first step in ensuring the safety of temporary workers. This program will help you understand staffing industry safety best practices, collaborate with host employers and achieve the prestigious Safety Standard of Excellence program Mark.

    Safety Best Practices


    When employers provide safe and healthy work environments, employees not only benefit from fewer injuries and fatalities, but worker satisfaction, collaboration, recruitment and retention also increase dramatically. The SSE program outlines safety best practices for staffing firms to increase productivity, quality and, ultimately, profitability.

    Earn the SSE Program Mark


    The SSE program Mark lets potential clients know your staffing firm has achieved a level of safety performance well beyond compliance. To achieve the Mark, staffing firms are scored based on the criteria in the SSE program assessment, which compiles best practices from ASA, NSC and OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative.

    SSE Program Tools


    In this section you'll find details on safety best practices for staffing firms, along with guides, sample templates and forms to help improve what you may already have in place to keep your temporary workers safe.

    Encourage Host Employer Safety


    Share with clients a variety of practical tools, articles and white papers that represent some of what is contained in the NSC Journey to Safety Excellence program. The Journey is designed for safety practitioners in organizations of all sizes and serves thousands of individual registrants. As an SSE program participant, you have automatic access to these valuable resources.

We Need Partners Like You


Unintentional injuries claim more than 12 lives each day in workplaces. Keeping workers alive is an achievable goal, and earning the Safety Standard of Excellence Mark is an excellent step in that direction.

Frequently Asked Questions

We've compiled this list of FAQs to further explain the Safety Standard of Excellence program.

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Contact Us

To reach the Safety Standard of Excellence Customer Service team:

  • Phone (800) 888-9188 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Email: SSE@nsc.org

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