Online Community

ASA Central

A dynamic online community for ASA members to exchange ideas and best practices, and connect with industry peers in their sector. Visit the site ›
Find Goods & Services

ASA Marketplace

This powerful online resource enables staffing companies to find and access industry supplier information, products and services. Visit the site ›
Daily Publication

Staffing Today Newsletter

Your #1 daily source for news about the workforce industry. With versions available to members and nonmembers. Visit the site ›
Health Care Reform

Affordable Care Act Resources for Staffing

Up-to-date news, resources, interactive tools, and more—all focused on helping ASA members comply with the ACA. Visit the site ›
Advertisers & Exhibitors

Staffing Industry Suppliers

ASA has numerous and diverse marketing opportunities available to help you reach the rapidly growing staffing industry. Visit the site ›
Exclusive Products

ASA Store

From certification packages and study guides to marketing tools and data reports, ASA resources add value to your business. Visit the site ›

NSC Releases New Findings on Workplace Injury Prevention

The National Safety Council has released a new white paper entitled Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review of Current Interventions and Future Research Directions. Interventions including the use of assistive devices, exoskeletons, or employer-backed physical activity programs have the potential to be effective at reducing MSD discomfort, pain, and injury. Programs that couple physical modifications with cognitive processes and organizational change management forms of prevention have been shown to have higher levels of effectiveness than those focusing on physical modifications alone.

In 2020, NSC reported the private sector experienced more than 247,000 MSD injuries resulting in days away from work. Further, MSDs in the private sector cost businesses nearly $17 billion a year, according to the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. The MSD Solutions Lab, an initiative established in 2021 by NSC with Amazon, aims to solve this safety challenge and reduce these risks and subsequent injuries by 25% by 2025 through the MSD Pledge.