Will is going to be celebrating his first year at Tidewater Staffing at the Portsmouth location. He truly admires the work that he does every single day. While working for Tidewater Staffing, Will has had an abundance of experiences which have molded him to be the outstanding character that he is today. Will teaches the general orientation classes, he makes sure that everyone is well informed and trained about Fire Prevention, and he teaches the associates about safety in the shipyards.
Michael, better known as "Mike" in the office is yet another crucial member of the Tidewater Staffing family, as he will be celebrating his 15th year of working here! Mike has a variety of his most memorable moments while working here, so it was hard for him to choose just one. However, he states that one of his most memorable moments includes when Tidewater Staffing transferred from an incredibly small and enclosed space that was divided into two buildings to moving to a brand new and beautiful office building that we work in today.
Workplace safety is a top priority for employers in the ship repair and shipbuilding industry. Any given day presents a varied list of potential hazards, whether it be the risk of falls, heat stress, welding fumes, dangerous equipment, or accidents involving handheld tools. A well-trained, supplied, and aware workforce with established safety practices can greatly reduce the likelihood of violations and injuries.
The Safety Standard of Excellence mark exists to recognize the firms that have distinguished themselves as premier safety leaders within the staffing industry. In conjunction with the American Staffing Association (ASA) and the National Safety Council (NSC), this program was developed to encourage staffing firms to incorporate and promote workplace safety best practices and standards and promote continuous safety improvement across all industry sectors.
Workplace safety, regardless of your specific industry, is a vital responsibility for all good employers. But in certain work environments, like a shipyard or industrial warehouse, having a comprehensive understanding of safety regulations and effective training regimens for employees is especially important.
As the temperatures continue to drop, we are gearing up for the colder weather by stocking up on sweaters, beanies, and handwarmers for our associates. Our Leaders, Training Coordinator and Marketing Team are preparing for our Cold Stress Awareness Campaign and Avoiding Slips, Trips and Falls Training.
2020 is just around the corner and were stepping up our game even further with a cutting edge Training Facility: TESC (Tidewater Employment Simulation Center.) This facility will allow our associates to have a deeper understanding outside the tradition classroom prior to starting work.
To encourage our injured workers to return to work, we have established a proven Modified Duty Program. We work closely with our clients to discuss the best option for the employee if the injured employee’s restrictions can be accommodated on-site, that is normally the best case for the employee to continue on-site working.
You did it! You found the right person for the role you have been trying to fill! They show up for work on time, have a great attitude, and all the technical skills to boot! Now, here comes the tough part: pitching the idea to management that this person is worth the hiring fees from the agency.
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