The Trillium Driver Office in Indianapolis Awarded the 2017 Safety Branch of the Year!

In celebration of the Indianapolis Trillium Drivers branch office receiving the 2017 Safety Branch of the Year award, the team put together a safety meeting for all Trillium Drivers out of the Indianapolis location to not only thank them but to instill the importance of safety.

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Flu Outbreak Could Cost Employers Up To $9 Billion

Does it seem like your workplace is running a little shorter staffed these days? It likely is. The influenza outbreak that has left millions of people across the nation ill, is the most widespread outbreak since public health authorities started tracking this information more than a decade ago.

The Center for Disease Control is reporting infections caused by H1N1 strain with a larger number of infections of the H3N2 strain being predominate this time around. The H3N2 strain is best known for it’s resistance to vaccinations that are typically most effective against other flu strains. The H3N2 strain is also known to cause more severe symptoms than more common flu strains.

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Demand for Experienced Skilled Trades Talent Grows

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the construction industry will face a shortage of 1.6 million workers by 2022. So how did an industry that let go more than 2 million workers during the recession, well more than any other industry, end up in the talent struggle?

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Currently, there is only one tradesman entering the workforce for every 5 that retire. With 73% of construction firms planning to expand their headcount throughout 2017, this leaves the industry in a continued shortage for qualified talent. The Associated General Contractors of America reported that construction firms added employees over the past year at nearly double the rate of the overall economy. In June alone, the industry added 16,000 jobs across the country.

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Trillium Announces the 2016 Construction Safety Branch of the Year!

Trillium Construction Services considers safety a #1 priority on and off the jobsite. With that said, Trillium instituted a challenge to the entire Construction Division this past year. The main goal? Reduce jobsite injuries! With that said, Trillium is proud to announce that the Jacksonville, FL Branch has been awarded the 2016 Construction Safety Branch of the Year Award. The Jacksonville office went through 2016 with zero injuries!

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Dealing With Death In The Workplace

One of the more difficult issues you may face as a manager or employee is the loss of a co-worker. While these occurrences may seem rare and there is little training on the topic, a 2003 report by The Grief Recovery Institute found that deaths of co-workers, friends, and extended family members cost U.S. businesses $7 billion annually in loss productivity.

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Trillium Recognized for Growth and Excellence In 2016!

René Poch founder and CEO of Trillium Staffing, recently announced that Trillium had recently been recognized for several new accomplishments in 2016. Those recognitions included:

  • 2016 Best Construction & Engineering Recruitment Firm 2016 by Corporate Vision
  • 2016 24th Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the United States by Staffing Industry Analysts
  • 2016 60th Largest Staffing Firm in the United States by Staffing Industry Analysts

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Employers and Staffing Firms Share in Responsibilities to Protect Workers

While agreements between employers and their partnering staff firms often vary, most often the responsibility for Worker’s Compensation claims falls on the staffing firm for contract or temporary placements. However, if you partner with staffing firms to provide you with contract or temporary workers you share in the responsibility for their safety. Not sure what your responsibilities may be? Here’s what OSHA has to say!

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The Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Each job has its own set of inherent hazards however, some are far more dangerous than others. Safety programs, trainings, and strong supervision can play a major factor in the overall safety of a job and workplace environment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported more than 4,400 deaths were caused by injuries in the workplace in the United States in 2013. Let’s take a look at the deadliest jobs and what their biggest hazards are.

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World Safety Day 2015

We’re excited to recognize World Safety Day 2015! While safety remains at the forefront of our minds each and every day, today is the perfect time to remind our clients and employees of exactly why our dedication and focus to safety is unwavering.

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Common FMLA Violations

While most FMLA processes are handled by a trained member of the HR department, have you thought about the impact that supervisors may have on your FMLA qualifying employees? Some of the most common FMLA violations could occur without HR ever being a part of the decision or process. Take a quick look at the some of the most common cited FMLA violations:

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