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Make Sure Student Workers Receive Safety Training

PEMCO encourages small businesses to have student employees practice proper safety procedures

SARASOTA, Fla. - Aug. 26, 2014 - PRLog -- Progressive Employer Management Company (http://www.progressiveemployer.com/) (PEMCO), a professional employer organization (PEO) serving small businesses in Florida and Texas, encourages small business owners to ensure that all employees receive adequate safety training, even student employees who may be working on a temporary basis during the summer months.

A recent survey (http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/06/26/250896.htm) finds that, of small businesses hiring students during the summer season, only 52 percent are requiring that every student employee go through a workplace safety training program. More than a quarter of small businesses say they do not offer workplace safety training for student workers.

“It may be because students are hired on a temporary basis that businesses don’t think about the impact of a student incurring an injury on the job,” said Debra Hetzer, PEMCO’s director of risk management. “But even these temporary employees are eligible for workers’ compensation, so it’s important that they understand the potential safety risks at a particular business, and how they can stay safe on the job.”

PEMCO offers workers’ compensation (http://www.progressiveemployer.com/solutions/workers-comp...) and risk management services to small businesses, in addition to payroll services, human resources, and employee benefits. PEMCO emphasizes proper training and other techniques that can lower a company’s risk. Its experts can help businesses with services that include worksite safety evaluations, risk management training resources, safety program development, claims administration and certificates of insurance. The company encourages businesses to train their employees to develop safe work habits and stay up-to-date on new concepts and procedures.

“Promoting a company culture of safety is best for all employees,” said Hetzer. “That’s why we encourage our clients to provide safety training to everyone who works for them. Reinforcing safe habits encourages employees to think about staying safe during job tasks, which can protect the employee and help reduce risk for the business.”

To learn more about PEMCO’s services, visit www.progressiveemployer.com.


Progressive Employer Management Company (PEMCO) is one of the fastest growing professional employer organizations (PEO) in the nation. PEMCO is a full service provider of payroll administration, workers' compensation, employee benefits, and human resource management. Since 1999, PEMCO’s philosophy for becoming one of the largest PEOs in the U.S. has been to “Focus on the Customer” while allowing uncompromising integrity and relentless attention to detail to drive growth. PEMCO is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, with additional offices in Alpharetta, Georgia; Cape Coral, Pensacola, Punta Gorda, Tampa, and West Palm Beach, Florida; Brighton, Michigan; and Irving, Texas. For more information, visit www.progressiveemployer.com or call 888.925.2990.

Heather Ripley

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