Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2017’

Why You Shouldn’t Blame People for Human Error

By Mark J. Steinhofer, CUSP, CHST, CSP Manager of HSE Services, Safety Management Group The first lineman scaled the pole and tried to perform the task on the conductor. After a minute or so, the supervisor yelled, “You’re doing that wrong!,” told him he was incompetent, and sent the second lineman up the pole in his place. He started the …

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NFPA Offers Advice to Avoid Home Grill Fires

Reprinted from the National Fire Protection Association (link) Home chefs everywhere are reaching for their grills, eager to usher in the long-awaited barbecue season. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that grillers pay particular attention to safety in the spring and summer months when home fires involving grilling incidents occur most often. Three out of five households own a …

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OSHA Launches Application to Submit Injury and Illness Data

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2017 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will launch on Aug. 1, 2017, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA). The Web-based form allows employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. The application will be accessible from the ITA webpage. Last month, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking …

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Customer Service Triumphs – June, 2017

July 4, 2017 – Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the month of April. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients: Ann Clark was recognized for a CST on June 28th. Ann is providing safety oversight on a project in Aurora, IL and …

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