Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2010’

Safety’s Impact on the Bottom Line

Safety’s Impact on the Bottom Line Mark Steinhofer, CSP Safety Advisor, Safety Management Group Suppose your company could make an investment in its business that provided a 400 to 600 percent rate of return. Sound like a fantasy? It isn’t. Successful owners and managers understand the importance of measuring return on investment (ROI) whenever they put money into new equipment, …

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How Incident Rates are Calculated

How Incident Rates are Calculated Gary Gokey, CSP, ARM Safety Advisor, Safety Management Group Every company regularly makes payments for different types of insurance, but how those rates are set is a mystery to many of even the savviest managers. Many receive a statement, notice an increase, and just assume that some actuary has used an incomprehensible formula to create …

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Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo March 1-3

INDIANAPOLIS — Diverse educational tracks, national speakers and the most current industry information highlight the 2010 Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo on March 1-3 at the Indianapolis Marriott East. Presented by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Central Indiana Chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the three-day event draws over 70 exhibitors and offers more than 50 …

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The Greatest Spectacle in Construction Networking in Indianapolis February 25

Indianapolis – The Indiana Subcontractors Association is holding its annual construction networking event of the year in Indianapolis Thursday February 25, 2010 at the Indiana Convention Center. There were over 1,500 attendees at last year’s event. Networking Pavilion The trade show provides an opportunity to meet directly with Design Professionals, Owners, MBE/WBE, General Contractors, Construction Managers, and Developers in the networking pavilion. Don’t …

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Three Winter Worksite Safety Dangers

Winter conditions create a variety of safety challenges on construction projects. Some of the more common examples include a significant increase in the likelihood of slip and fall accidents and tissue damage caused by frostbite. But some of the hazards that arrive with winter conditions aren’t quite as obvious. Let’s a take a closer look at three dangers that supervisors …

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Fall Protection Equipment Inspection Training Course in Indianapolis

U.S. Safety Depot & Safety Management Group Present A Fall Protection Equipment Inspection Course The course will be taught by an instructor from Capital Safety, manufacturer of the DBI-SALA and Protecta lines of fall protection. This seminar builds upon a student’s practical knowledge of fall protection through the discussions of theory and practical inspections of fall protection equipment. This 4-hour …

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Safety Management Group Selected to Provide Services for Evonik Industries

Indianapolis, Indiana — Safety Management Group has received official notification that a contract associated with the delivery of safety services for Evonik Industries in Lafayette, IN has been approved. In October 2009, Eli Lilly and Company announced that it would sell the Tippecanoe Laboratories manufacturing facility to Evonik, one of the worlds largest chemical manufacturers, as part of its reorganization strategy. …

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Ergonomics Can Fix the Hidden Hazards In The Workplace

Benjamin Monts Safety Advisor Safety Management Group  Most people associate the concept of ergonomics with office workers. By placing keyboard trays and monitors at the right height and adjusting chairs correctly, those who work at desks can be more comfortable and reduce the chance of pain and fatigue. Many of the products sold in office supply stories carry claims about …

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Wearing Two Hats Can Create a Conflict of Safety Interest

Craig Clark, Safety Advisor Safety Management Group For those in the construction industry, the current economic slowdown isn’t some kind of academic concept or media hype. It’s very real, and it’s creating a variety of challenges. Some of those challenges are obvious. For example, competing on public works and other projects where bidding is required is forcing contractors to sharpen …

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The Seven Essentials of Safety

Jesse Brazzell, CHST Manager Safety Services Safety Management Group The concept of best practices is widely understood, and most organizations appreciate the value of such information. After all, if another company has identified the most efficient, most effective way to do something, it makes sense to apply their ideas to your own organization. Why would anyone waste time trying to …

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