Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2017’

Statement from OSHA Regarding Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries reports there were 5,190 workplace fatalities in 2016, a 7-percent increase from 2015. The fatal injury rate also increased from 3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers in 2015 to 3.6 in 2016. More workers lost their lives in transportation incidents than any other event in 2016, …

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Wrapping Up Know-how for Safe Rigging

It’s tough to imagine worksites without machinery and systems that are designed to lift materials. Without hoists, cranes, pulley systems, and other devices, all work would have to take place at ground level, and the only objects that could be lifted would be those light enough for humans to handle. From the tower cranes used to bring materials to the …

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Successfully Negotiating Safety Issues with Contractors

Jordan Hollingsworth, ASP, CHST, CHSP Safety Advisor A safety professional is performing his afternoon observation of the work on a hospital expansion. He glances over at part of the structure and notices a pair of electricians who are leaning out of a manlift as they struggle to position a length of heavy cable. As he walks up to them, what’s …

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Customer Service Triumphs — November, 2017

Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the month of November. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients: Luke Brigance was recognized for a CST on November 1st. Luke supports a large utility company in Ohio, working closely with a client Construction Representative in …

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