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Hand Safety   GPS challenge of the week…Hand Safety!  Keep your fingers and hands safe!  Three types of hazards can cause hand injuries: Mechanical Hazards – these are situations where hands and fingers can get caught, pinched, crushed or severed in chains, rollers, gears, or other moving parts. Objects could fall on your hands. Or, your… Read more »

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Getting into the interview phase is often such a struggle that you may feel like you need to take any job offer that comes your way. In practice, though, a bad job can prove even more disastrous than waiting a little longer for another option. Keep reading to learn some red flags to watch for when interviewing.  Your… Read more »

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Respirator Fit!   GPS challenge of the week…Respirator Fit!  OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard requires fit testing every year and when an employee’s physical condition changes, such as facial scarring or an obvious change in body weight. With “Movember” just a little over a month away, check out this article to see what type of facial hair… Read more »

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The hiring process is almost as daunting for employers as it is for candidates. You must spend time weeding out the bad fits, running screenings and doing background checks. And that doesn’t include checking references. Unfortunately, this process can lead you to discard candidates that might be great.   Let’s look at three categories of candidates you should give some extra… Read more »

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Active Shooter Safety!   GPS challenge of the week…Active Shooter!   What to do in an “Active Shooter” situation…. “Run/Hide/Fight” Please click the link: https://youtu.be/5VcSwejU2D0. This link takes you to a You Tube video which explains what to do. Run away when you can!  Hide if needed!  Fight if you must! If you experience or see… Read more »

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Thank you to our Staffing Stars!   GPS salutes our nation’s staffing stars during National Staffing Employee Week!  We’re proud to employ many talented temporary/contract employees who actively contribute to growth of our local and national economy!  GPS is joining staffing firms from across the nation in celebrating National Staffing Employee Week from September 16th-22nd. Established… Read more »

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The old chestnut about the clothes making the person might be cliché but that doesn’t mean there isn’t truth to it. Think about how you respond to other people’s clothes. If you see someone wearing dirty work boots, jeans and a T-shirt, you make assumptions about them and their job. It turns out the clothes you wear also trigger certain mental… Read more »

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Machine Guard Safety!   GPS challenge of the week…DO NOT REMOVE MACHINE GUARDS!  Machine guards are the first line of defense against injuries caused by the moving parts of the machine.  Machine guards can protect you from amputations, fractures, lacerations, bruises, abrasions, sprains, strains, burns, cuts or crushing injuries. If you experience or see a… Read more »

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Once you land a job, it feels great. It’s easy to feel like you’ve gotten through the hard part. Getting through the interview process and landing the job is hard work, but you aren’t quite done yet. Your first day means navigating a lot of new territory and new personalities. There are some things you’ll want to do… Read more »

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GPS Safety Hotline   GPS wants its employees to go home to their loved ones in the same condition they came to work.  Please examine the situation, consider all the outcomes, then proceed with your task. If you experience or see a safety concern on your assignment, please contact our GPS Safety Hotline at 803-760-1441 or… Read more »