Improving Safety Inspections

Tom McCoy Safety Advisor Regular workplace inspections play an essential role in preventing all sorts of incidents, injuries, illnesses, property damages, or loss of revenue. Some companies, largely out of a desire to reduce expenses, skip these important inspections. That creates a short-term solution at best — or at worst, an accident waiting to happen. The reality is critical examinations …

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Understanding Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

By Vincent Plank, CSP Safety Management Group You’ve probably seen ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) at home near bathroom and kitchen sinks, but how exactly do they work and where are they required? OSHA defines a GFCI as a device for the protection of personnel that can deenergize a circuit or portion of a circuit within an established period of time …

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Understanding the value of office ergonomics

Christopher Herbert MPH, MSK Safety Advisor | Ergonomist If you work regularly at a desk, are you completely comfortable? After sitting for an hour reading emails or performing some other task, do you feel stiffness in your legs? Are there twinges of pain in your thighs? How about your neck? Often, when we notice pain and discomfort, we immediately think …

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What Contractors Need to Know About the EMR

By Safety Management Group It’s a small number that carries a huge impact for a contractor’s business. It affects their ability to stay competitive and maintain profitability, and it gives owners and construction managers powerful insights into the contractor’s business philosophy. It says so much that owners and CMs use it to decide whether the contractor’s workers can set foot …

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Using Servant Leadership to Empower Employees to Lead Safety Cultures

Annette Thom, Safety Advisor Have you ever been in a position where you were directed to present a safety initiative from management which you knew would not be accepted by the front-line workers? You take the initiative and all its materials, posters, etc., and then present it to the first shift. You see eye rolls, hear moans, and groans. Pretty …

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OCIPs: a Strategy for Safety and Savings

By Safety Management Group As construction costs escalate, building owners and developers are in a constant search for ways to trim project budgets. While some cost factors — such as the price of materials, fuel, and other components — are the result of basic supply and demand, others can be controlled to some degree. Insurance is an excellent example. One …

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Announcing VERO, Our Turnkey Contractor Safety Data Management System

Kristen DuHack, Account Manager Chris Archer, Lead Developer Protecting the safety of workers may sound like a simple concept, but managing a complex safety program is anything but simple. Fortunately, Safety Management Group has simplified the process for owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and safety professionals.  The company has released VERO, a turnkey contractor safety data management platform based on the system Safety …

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Heat: The Often-unseen Danger on Construction Sites

Jordan Hollingsworth, CSP, CHST, CUSP Field Operations Manager Construction sites abound with visible hazards. From heavy equipment to powerful hand tools to materials that are inherently hazardous, the average construction site puts workers at risk in many ways. But one of the most insidious hazards on outdoor worksites is one that people don’t often think about, even if it is …

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SMG recognizes the SMG Power Team

SMG would like to recognize our team, the SMG Power Team, supporting one of our utility clients. SMG Power Team – Power is for energy (electricity). This team pumped our internal culture by sharing wins, recognitions, and stories regarding our Core Values and awarded 49 impressions to team members. They stayed engaged as a team with virtual Happy Hours and …

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SMG Team Supports IU Health

We would like to spotlight our team, supporting IU Health. This team continuously strives to exemplify SMG’s commitment to serve our associates, our clients, and our community. When faced with the challenges of COVID-19, they adapted to their new normal in a frontline environment without pause and continued their dedicated service to our client. Our team acted quickly to address …

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