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Safe Winter Driving Tips

Doherty Safe Winter Driving Tips
Winter driving can be hazardous and scary, especially in areas that get a lot of snow and ice. Additional preparations can help make a trip safer, or help motorists deal with an emergency. If you think you may be heading into snow or bad winter weather remember the three P’s of Safe Winter Driving - PREPARE for the trip; PROTECT yourself; and PREVENT crashes. PREPARE FOR THE TRIP! Avoid driving when you’re fatigued. Get the proper amount of rest before taking on winter driving. Slowdown in snow and icy conditions! Make turns slowly, and make all...

Valerie Doherty Recognized again in SIA Global Power 150 | Women in Staffing List

Valerie Doherty, CEO of Minneapolis-based Doherty Staffing Solutions, was recently included in the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) Global Power 150 | Women in Staffing list for 2018. In what has become a much-anticipated annual announcement in the staffing world, the list honors staffing company leaders who are making a profound impact on the industry. According to SIA, the women who qualify for the list can be anything from policymakers to businesspersons, technologists to crusaders, but what they really share in common is “a love for promoting and shaping talent.” On...

Daylight Savings Time!

Did you know? There is a huge difference between the “society clock” and the “biological clock” we all work from. Be alert! Studies have found that accidents increase after the clocks fall back an hour to standard time. According to various safety resources, changes in waking time coupled with the earlier onset of darkness due to seasons changing throws off our internal clocks. This increases safety...

Manufacturing Day 2018

Manufacturing Day 2018
At Doherty, we work closely with the manufacturing industry, so we see the multi-faceted benefits that it brings to our economy. We see businesses creating the goods and services people need; countless men and women making manufacturing the career that supports their family; and the youths of today getting inspired to join the future manufacturing workforce. Manufacturing is diverse. The wide range of companies and their products reflected on the interactive, infographic map shows a bit of the breadth the industry provides each of us. Manufacturing supports 18.5 Million U.S. Jobs....

It's Fire Safety Month!

Did you know? Every year there are approximately 6,000 fires in US businesses! According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) it is estimated that U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 3,340 fires in office buildings each year. These fires caused an annual average of four deaths, 44 fire injuries, and $112 million in direct property damage. Less than one-third of the fires (31%) occurred between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. More than one in every four office property fires (29%) was caused by cooking equipment. (coffee makers...

September's Safety Focus | Office Ergonomics

Your office workstation set-up is extremely important for your ergonomic health, especially if you sit at a desk for multiple hours a day. Here are some great tips to help keep your body safely aligned! DESKTOP WORKSTATION SET-UP Your spine, the center of the keyboard and the center of the monitor should be in a line at a right angle with the desk edge. If you rarely use the 10-key portion of the keyboard, position the keyboard slightly to the right so the center of the letter keys (between the B and N keys) are in alignment with the spine and...

Doherty Opens New Office in La Crosse, Wisconsin

A full-service provider of staffing and employment solutions since 1980, Doherty’s newest location is now open for business in the East Ward Commerce Center, which also houses the Workforce Development Center of Wisconsin. Doherty Staffing Solutions, a Minnesota-based staffing, recruiting, and placement agency, has opened a new office in La Crosse, Wisconsin. “We are thrilled to announce our newest branch office in La Crosse,” said Tim Doherty, founder and Chairman of Doherty Staffing Solutions. “We’ve served Wisconsin clients for many years and welcome the...

Forklift Safety in the Workplace

Forklifts and pedestrians don’t always mix well, but we have to make it work. In this Monthly Safety Topic message, we’re providing some helpful safety tips to prevent pedestrian injury from a forklift or motorized pallet jack. According to EHS Today, 36% of forklift-related deaths are pedestrians every year. In addition, 20,000 serious injuries are caused by forklifts every year. While forklifts are involved in just 1% of all industrial accidents annually, they are involved in 10 percent of all annual industrial injures! FOLLOW THESE 10 SAFETY TIPS TO...

The Heat Is On! | July's Safety Focus

Prevention of heat stress in workers is important. Employers should provide training to workers so they understand what heat stress is, how it affects their health and safety, and how it can be prevented. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some even die. Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat can...

Doherty Top Workplace 2018

Doherty earns Top Workplace designation for 5th consecutive year! Doherty | The Employment Experts has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune, making this the fifth year our company has earned this national designation! A complete list of those selected is available at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2018 and was published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 24. Produced by the same team that compiles the 27-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the...

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