Forge Industrial Staffing Safety Tips

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Safety at Forge Industrial Staffing is our number one priority. It is our goal to have each and every one of our employees placed in a safe environment. Most industrial jobs have inherent risks that can lead to serious injury if an employee is not following the proper steps. Every accident and injury is preventable on some level, and the first step in prevention is to continuously be aware of the dangers that are part of any work environment. Below are some simple guidelines that will help you keep Safety First!

 

Wear Your Safety Equipment

Always wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as directed by Forge or our client. Your local Forge office keeps a stock of common safety equipment that is available to anyone working a current assignment. Even if other employees are not wearing the PPE properly, make sure that you are always doing so and that you understand the requirement for where and when PPE is to be worn.

 

Lift With Your Legs

Always follow proper form – lift with your legs, not your back. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Materials that weigh more than 50 lbs. in most cases should be lifted by more than one person in tandem. If something is too heavy for you, bring that to the attention of your supervisor immediately.

 

Be Aware of Chemicals

Every company maintains Material Safety Data Sheets for the materials used at their location and are familiar with any dangers those chemicals pose. Always handle any chemicals – whether they’re in liquid or powder form – in accordance with the guidelines of the job site.

 

Lock Out/Tag Out

When working with machinery, make sure that you are familiar with the machine’s safety features and the lock-out/tag-out process for that equipment.
Never operate any machinery that does not appear to be guarded properly, where the guards do not appear to be operating or if the machine appears to be malfunctioning. Bring the situation to the attention of a supervisor immediately.

 

Work Smart

Use proper ergonomics. Always standing or sitting the exact same way can potentially put undue stress on some parts of your body. Do some form of stretching before your shift for the muscle groups that you’ll be using in your job. Vary your position, even if only for 10 minutes during an hour, to help promote circulation and relieve stress on muscles in the arms, back and legs.

When working in a repetitive fashion, particularly with the hands and wrists, learn ways to vary your approach in order to rest the joints and muscles. Most locations have a good understanding of ways to work smart to prevent injuries from becoming a problem for their workforce…never be afraid to ask someone for advice.

 

In Case of Injury

If you are ever injured while working through Forge, even in a minor way, report the situation to your supervisor and Forge immediately to determine the level of medical attention needed.

At the medical facility, you will have to submit to a drug/alcohol test. When you are released, report back to Forge with any medical documentation. If you are restricted to light duty work, an assignment that meets your restriction guidelines will be provided if one is available.

 

Remember, it is your responsibility to report an occurrence to Forge. Never rely on anyone else to do so. Be prepared that Forge will ask you to come to our office to complete all necessary paperwork and will direct you for medical treatment if needed.

 

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or right employees for you.

To learn more how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit https://forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at https://forgestaff.com/clients/

Q&A’s About Forge Industrial Staffing

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How can I obtain my W-2’s?

Forge employees have the option of picking up their W-2’s in person at the Forge office through which they were hired, or having them mailed to them. You will need a picture ID with you if you choose to pick them up at the office. You can also access your W-2 online through the Employee Portal.

What are the starting wages?

Forge Industrial Staffing does not have a set pay scale for the positions that we fill. The pay range is determined by client and location. Please feel free to call or visit your local Forge office for more details on job openings and wage information.


What positions do you have available?

Positions offered at Forge change on a daily basis, so the best way to get an up-to-date list of positions available would be to call or visit your local Forge office. You can also get a list of our available jobs under the, “job seekers” tab on our website, https://forgestaff.com/jobs-2/ as well as details about the open positions.


I was terminated. How can I reverse it?

If you think you were wrongfully terminated from Forge, or wish to have your termination reviewed, you will need to call your nearest Forge office and speak to a Manager.

I lost my check. Who do I contact?

If a Forge employee loses their paycheck they will need to contact their local Forge office for assistance.

I am missing hours on my check. What do I do?

If a Forge employee is missing hours on their paycheck they will need to contact their local Forge office for assistance.

How do I set up direct deposit?

Setting up a direct deposit is easy! Just bring in a bank letter with your account and routing information on it, along with your picture ID, and we will help you with the rest.

How can I access my recent pay stubs?

You have the option of accessing pay stubs online through your employee login, or by stopping in person at the Forge office through which you were hired. You will need a picture ID if you are going to pick them up in person. If you can no longer access your employee account, you will need to contact Forge and have a Service Coordinator reset your information.

I moved and need to transfer my employment record to another branch. How can I do that?

Transferring is easy! You will need to call your closest Forge office to speak with a Service Coordinator and we will be able to transfer your current employment record.


I need to call off of work. Who do I call?

Though we don’t recommend calling off work, we understand that emergencies do occur. If something comes up that affects your ability to show up to the job you were assigned, you will have to call your local Forge office an hour before your shift begins.


I lost my login information. What do I do?

If you no longer have access to your employee login information, please contact your current Forge office and we will be happy to assist you.


How often do we get paid?

Forge employees are paid on a weekly basis. The work week runs Monday through Sunday normally and the hours that you work during any given week are paid on the following Wednesday. Please contact your closest branch for more information.


Are you hiring?

Forge Industrial Staffing is always hiring. The jobs we have available change on a daily basis, so it is best to stop by in person or give your nearest Forge office a call to get the most up-to-date list of jobs available.


How soon can I start?

In order to be assigned to a position with Forge, you will first need to complete the application process. Most applicants are placed on a job assignment the same day or next day or whatever works best for you!

What time can I pick my check up?

Employees are able to pick up their checks any time after 10 AM on Wednesdays with a photo ID. If there is a major holiday that week, it could affect the pay day. Please contact your closest branch for more information.

Do you offer any other industry-type jobs?

Forge Industrial Staffing focuses primarily on light industrial work.

 

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or right employees for you.

To learn more how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit https://forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at https://forgestaff.com/clients/

Get Instant Access to Your Money on Pay Day

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One of the many benefits of employment through Forge Industrial Staffing is getting paid weekly. We understand how important your finances are to you, so instead of waiting 2 weeks or more to get paid, our employees are paid on a weekly basis. We also understand that it’s not always possible to stop in the office to pick up your check on payday, so that’s why we offer the option of direct deposit and paycards.

PayCard by Mastercard gives you the opportunity to have access to your money instantly the morning of pay day. Instead of having to stop in the office for a physical check, or setting up a bank account for direct deposit, you can have your pay automatically deposited to a paycard that can be used the same day.

By having the paycard you are eliminating the hassle of stopping in the office to pick up your check, standing in line to cash it, the check-cashing fee that comes along with that, and more importantly, losing your check.

PayCard allows you to have access to your money when it’s convenient for you. Use the card at an ATM to get cash, or use it to shop at your favorite stores, including online. You can also use the paycard to pay bills and get cash back at participating merchants. Use the card wherever Debit Mastercard is accepted.

There’s no cost to enroll and there’s no credit check required. For more details about paycards, please contact your local forge office.


At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or right employees for you.

To learn more how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit https://forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at https://forgestaff.com/clients/

 

5 Ways to Make a Good Impression

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You may think that a job interview is just an employer’s way of assessing your skills, but in reality it’s more than that. One of the benefits of an interview is allowing the employer to get to know your personality and character through the way you respond to questions and your body language. Though your skills are a very important aspect to whether or not you are qualified for the job, it’s not the only aspect for employers to pay attention too. It’s important that candidates make a good impression on the employer and it’s equally important to continue making a good impression once you’ve been assigned to work. Below are a few ways you can make a good impression.

 

Appearance

Employers can make a good judgement of your character based on you look for an interview. It’ll be beneficial to you that employers know you took the time to look nice for your first meeting with them. It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed.

 

Arrive on Time

Being on time is possibly the most important part of the interview process. You can almost guarantee that you’re not going to get the job if you’re late to an interview. The employer is putting their time to meet with you and you’re wasting it by being late, or not showing up at all. Arriving 15 minutes early to the job interview/first day will show that your interest and eager to work. Arriving early also gives you the opportunity to gather yourself before the interview begins.

 

Be Confident

As mentioned before, an employer can get a good idea of your personality and character by the way you respond to questions and your body language. When meeting with the employer, it’s important that you maintain eye contact and sit up straight; this will help you appear more confident. There’s a possibility you get asked questions that you’re unsure of how to answer; when this happens, just be honest and say you don’t know. Saying you don’t know avoids the possibility of you getting nervous and fumbling for an answer. It’s important you do some research about the company beforehand, so if an employer asks you what you know about the company, you won’t be at a loss.

 

Ask Good Questions

When meeting with an employer for the first time you’re more than likely going to be asked if you have any questions about the company. Even if you feel sure that you know all of the information, you should still come up with something to ask. Researching the company beforehand gives you the opportunity to come up with questions beforehand. If you can’t think of any questions, a good one to use is, “what challenges will I face if I’m hired?”

 

Show Appreciation

Always, always thank the person you met with that day. Thanking them will leave the employer with better impression of you. If you have the possibility of emailing them after meeting them, always do so. Thank them again and make sure you express that you’re grateful for the time they spent out of their day with you.

 

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or right employees for you.

To learn how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at forgestaff.com/clients/

 

We Make Applying Easy

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Did you know we publish all of our available job opportunities right on our website, forgestaff.com/jobs, Facebook, Twitter and Indeed? You have the ability to search for the right opportunity for you right from home. You can view jobs on our website based on the branch location nearest to you. Each of our branch locations have their own Facebook page.

Job opportunities change daily, so we advise checking these pages regularly, so you can keep up-to-date on the current job opportunities we have available. Find an opportunity you’re interested in? Stop in at one of our 13 branch locations, forgestaff.com/our-locations to apply, or apply online today, forgestaff.com/apply!

We make applying easy. There’s no need to make an appointment to come in and apply. You can stop in to apply anytime during the hours we are open. This gives you free range to stop in the office when you have time and are more available. Forge Industrial Staffing requires that applicants be at least 18-years-old and be able to provide two forms of employee verification in order to apply. To get a better understanding of what job opportunities we think are going to be the best fit, Service Coordinators will ask you a couple questions in regards to availability, transportation etc. 

We make applying even easier. Did you know you don’t even need to leave your home in order to apply with us? Apply online through our secure website, forgestaff.com/apply, in the comfort of your own home at any time of the day. The application only takes a couple of minutes to complete. Once you’ve completed the application, a Service Coordinator will call you to set up a time and date for an interview. 

Have other questions about the application process? We have Service Coordinators at each branch location ready to take your call and answer your questions! Find your nearest Forge branch location today at, forgestaff.com/our-locations 

 

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or right employees for you.

To learn more how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at forgestaff.com/clients/

 

Fill in Resume Gaps with Job Opportunities through Forge

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Forge Industrial Staffing is here to help people be successful and find work. We give you the opportunity to showcase your skills to some of the top companies in the area. There’s also a great opportunity for skill growth and development when you choose to utilize a staffing agency as part of your job search.

Part of what makes Forge unique is the ability to assist with various job seeker situations. In order to meet your specific expectations we both need to have a clear understanding of your desired needs and wants. With that information, we can provide a tailored staffing solution to satisfy your own specific circumstances, whether that be seeking out temporary work, or permanent. If you’re looking for the right opportunities to fill in gaps within your resume, temporary work may be the way to go.

There are a lot of misconceptions that surround the concept of temporary employment. Let’s face it, there’s no such thing as a “permanent job” and the process of finding a job that’s close to,  “permanent” can be strenuous. Electing to look into temporary employment isn’t always the first option, but it can definitely be the easier one.

Misconceptions can turn a lot of people off from seeking temporary employment. It’s a possibility that these misconceptions are formed because of the lack of information people have about temporary employment. Seeking temporary job opportunities can actually be beneficial to you in a couple ways, including filling gaps within your resume when searching for that, “permanent job.”

One of the biggest misconceptions about temporary employment is that temporary jobs do not lead to permanent ones, which isn’t always true. There are actually a lot of people who end up being hired on full-time within the company they were employed. It is always a good idea to let a Service Coordinator know if you are looking for a temporary job that has the possibility of becoming permanent.

The job opportunities we offer are usually entry-level that don’t require specific knowledge and/or skills to be placed. Jobs within the industrial field include, production line work, order fulfillment, packaging, shipping, maintenance, assembly etc.  Have more experience and knowledge of handling machinery? Other options include driving a forklift, hi-lo, welding etc. If you’re interested in getting a job within the industrial field, whether that be for temporary work or full-time, you will need to express certain traits and interests in order to be considered.

If you’re tired of handling the job search all on your own and thinking maybe temporary work is the solution to fill in your resume gaps, maybe it’s time to take advantage of our free service. No matter the type of position you’re looking for, we’d be happy to assist you in your search!

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or right employees for you.

To learn more how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at forgestaff.com/clients/

 

How to Turn a Temporary Position into a Full-Time Job

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How to Turn a Temporary Position into a Full-Time Job

Temporary employee positions don’t always have the opportunity to turn into full-time job. Temporary positions do however, give you a great way to try out a company and see if they would be a good fit for you. So, how does one maximize their chances of turning a temporary position into a full- time job?

Do your research

If you’re looking for a full-time position, it’s important to know when a temporary position could potentially become one. Before accepting a temporary position, you’re going to want to look into the job in which you could be assigned too. You’re also going to try and figure out if the company that is looking for temps has in fact hired on people before for full-time positions. It’s important to know your skill set and how you can benefit a company with the skills you offer, so you’ll want to apply for positions that utilize them.

Get to know the company and its best people

This is also part of the research. Learn about the company and their values. Find out how they run and what works for them. You’re also going to want to know the people behind the name. Get to know the people that make the company run, such as the business owners, partners, managers and everyday employees. Learn from them and give them the opportunity to also learn something from you.

Go above and beyond

Each day, give 110% because how you start is a great indication for possible future employers about what kind of work they can expect from you. The more effort you put in to your work the more likely you will be noticed by someone above you. Make sacrifices to get where you want to be. If you have to skip lunch to get something done, do it. If you have to come in early, or stay late, make it happen. It’s important that employers see that you are willing to make these sacrifices and are dedicated to the work you do for the company.

Earn the right to be heard

You have ideas too; express them. If you possibly think that your idea for the company could potentially boost their success, then do it. An employer will have more respect for you and will be more willing to hear you out if they know you’re only speaking for the good of the company. This will potentially give you a better chance of having your name mentioned when employers are deciding to hire more people.

Communicate your interest in full-time employment

Of course, more than anything, you’re going to want to express your interest in full-time employment to Forge Industrial Staffing and or the hiring manager of the company in which you are assigned. Make sure they know that you enjoy working for the company and would definitely take the opportunity to become full-time. If you do this, and put in 110%, there’s no questioning that you’re going to be on the employers radar.

Now, we’re not saying that doing all of these things will guarantee you becoming a full-time employee, but it does give you a better chance of being front-runner at hiring time.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or right employees for you.

To learn how Forge Industrial Staffing can help you with your job search, visit forgestaff.com or visit one of our 13 locations in Indiana and Michigan. Employers can learn more at forgestaff.com/clients/

 

Machine Safeguarding – Hazards and Safe Practices

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Machine Safeguarding – Hazards and Safe Practices

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Objective: To communicate common machine motion hazards and basic safety practices employees should always follow when working on or around machinery

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Machinery is a major source of injury. While employers are responsible to establish safeguards to protect employees, it is essential to follow safe practices to avoid injury.

 

Motion Hazards

– Pull-in hazards can grab and pull loose material like clothing and hair. Causes include rotating parts or in-running nip points.
– Caught-between hazards can catch the operator between two moving parts or between a moving part and a fixed object. Causes include punching parts.
Cutting hazards can be caused by sharp machine parts like table saw blades.

 

Safe Practices

– Only operate machines that you are fully trained and authorized to use.
– Only use machines that are properly maintained and in safe working condition.
– Only use a machine the way it is designed to be used and according to all the manufacturer’s safety requirements.
– Tie back loose hair and do not wear loose clothing or jewelry around machinery.
– Keep fingers, hand, arms, and clothing clear from all moving components.
– Assure that all safeguards are in place before operating equipment.
– Never remove, modify, or bypass guards.
– Before starting, assure people are clear of the moving parts, and warn them it is starting.
– Never reach into any hazard area or moving portion of a machine for any reason, including removing a blockage or for maintenance, without first implementing proper lockout/tagout.
– Always turn off machines when you have finished using them.
– Notify supervisors if a machine is not working properly.