Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2018’

May, July Peak Months for Grilling Fires

May 16, 2018 – Grilling season is right around the corner and grill gurus everywhere are preparing for many family parties and barbecues. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) encourages grillers to pay attention to safety during the spring and summer months when home fires involving grilling incidents occur most often. In 2011 – 2015, fire departments responded to an …

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Pounding in the Importance of Pile Driving Safety

In April 1992, a crew driving a new set of pilings adjacent to Chicago’s Kinzie Street bridge inadvertently placed one of the pilings slightly off the desired location. The piling punctured a long-disused railroad tunnel below the river’s floor. Within hours, the city’s downtown area had shut down, as a torrent of river water flowed through the underground tunnel network …

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What Exactly are Permissible Exposure Levels?

Alison Montgomery, CHST API Safety Advisor, Owner Services Group Worksite safety involves a great deal of terminology. Most of the terms have pretty obvious meanings. For example, “fall protection” is all about steps we’ll take to protect workers from falls. Some terms aren’t quite as easily defined, so they can create confusion or misunderstanding among works. “Permissible Exposure Levels” is …

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Customer Service Triumph — April, 2018

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:   Mike Sebring was recognized for a CST on 4/12/18 Mike was originally contracted for 20 hours a week providing safety oversight at a local plant …

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