Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2016’

Are You Competent Person in OSHA’s Eyes?

By Dave Schuster, CHST Safety Advisor Anyone who has some degree of responsibility for worker safety is probably familiar with OSHA’s requirement that safety oversight be handled by a “competent person.” But what exactly does that mean? What makes an individual “competent” in OSHA’s eyes? From a regulatory standpoint, the law defines a competent person as someone “who is capable …

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Household Cleaning Products Aren’t Always Safer

It’s not unusual to find potentially dangerous chemicals in workplaces. Whether it’s an industrial facility or a construction site, household cleaning products used to perform a wide variety of tasks come with a long list of warnings, cautions, and procedures to ensure worker safety and to protect the surrounding environment. Sometimes, supervisors or workers will choose products made for “household” …

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4 Tips to Increase Industrial and Manufacturing Safety

“A single work-related injury can cost a company an average of $38,000, which is why we reached out to Safety Management Group for tips on developing and maintaining a safety plan,” said Taylor Short, researcher at CMMS and tool management tech reviews company Software Advice. “We learned that a few key considerations can result in a plan that saves employee …

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OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2016 announced at NSC Congress & Expo

Anaheim, October 18, 2016 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2016. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the Top 10 on the Expo floor as part of the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo, the world’s largest gathering of safety professionals. …

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Customer Service Triumphs — November, 2016

December 1, 2016 – Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the previous month. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients: Dustin Quarels was recognized for a CST on November 3rd Dustin has been nominated for a CST after the client made a point …

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