Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2017’

Summer’s Here — and the Time is Right for: Water, Rest, and Shade

WASHINGTON – Summer has begun and it brings hot weather – and potentially dangerous work conditions. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers to take precautions to stay safe before a heatwave begins. OSHA’s message is simple: Water. Rest. Shade. On hot days, the agency recommends frequent breaks in a cool or shady …

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Paying Attention to “Near Misses” Pays off

By Ryan Dobbins, GSP, Safety Advisor and Jordan Hollingsworth, CSP, CHST, CUSP, Lead Advisor Safety Management Group Day after day, the utility construction industry is battling the idea of transparency on the jobsite. General contractors and subcontractors all want to know about injuries on their projects at a moment’s notice. Usually, the main question is, “What is the injury rate …

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Powered Industrial Trucks: Know the Risk

By Todd Teets, Safety Trainer Safety Management Group Forklifts and their many cousins in what OSHA lumps together as “powered industrial trucks” are among the most common vehicles on worksites – so common that it’s easy to take these workhorses for granted. However, taking them for granted and forgetting basic safety rules leads to many injuries each year and serious …

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Customer Service Triumphs — May, 2017

June 7, 2017 – Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the month of June. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients:   Richard Davis was recognized for a CST on May 12th. Richard has been in West Virginia supporting an Electric-Mechanical HVAC company …

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