Customer Service Triumphs, December, 2016

January 5, 2017 – Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the previous month. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients:   Melvin McCullough was recognized for a CST on December 15th Melvin just completed a short-term project in Michigan, the client representative was …

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Are You Competent Person in OSHA’s Eyes?

By Dave Schuster, CHST Safety Advisor Anyone who has some degree of responsibility for worker safety is probably familiar with OSHA’s requirement that safety oversight be handled by a “competent person.” But what exactly does that mean? What makes an individual “competent” in OSHA’s eyes? From a regulatory standpoint, the law defines a competent person as someone “who is capable …

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Household Cleaning Products Aren’t Always Safer

It’s not unusual to find potentially dangerous chemicals in workplaces. Whether it’s an industrial facility or a construction site, household cleaning products used to perform a wide variety of tasks come with a long list of warnings, cautions, and procedures to ensure worker safety and to protect the surrounding environment. Sometimes, supervisors or workers will choose products made for “household” …

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4 Tips to Increase Industrial and Manufacturing Safety

“A single work-related injury can cost a company an average of $38,000, which is why we reached out to Safety Management Group for tips on developing and maintaining a safety plan,” said Taylor Short, researcher at CMMS and tool management tech reviews company Software Advice. “We learned that a few key considerations can result in a plan that saves employee …

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OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2016 announced at NSC Congress & Expo

Anaheim, October 18, 2016 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2016. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the Top 10 on the Expo floor as part of the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo, the world’s largest gathering of safety professionals. …

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Customer Service Triumphs — November, 2016

December 1, 2016 – Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the previous month. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients: Dustin Quarels was recognized for a CST on November 3rd Dustin has been nominated for a CST after the client made a point …

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OSHA Issue Final Rule Updating Walking-Working Surfaces Standards & Fall Protection Systems Requirements

WASHINGTON, November 17, 2106 – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer requirements for using personal fall protection systems. “The …

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Making Web-Based Training More Effective

By Chris Archer, Training Advisor Safety Management Group Training has been a part of human interaction throughout history. It’s a safe assumption that each prehistoric man learned how to hunt by watching his peers who had already learned the skill. Until the last century, most skills were conveyed through some sort of apprenticeship. Increased population density and improved communications led …

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Facility Access is a Critical Component of Safety

Mention “facility access,” and many people envision a bored security guard sitting behind a desk in an office building or in a rundown shack in front of an industrial site. For decades, that’s been a sadly accurately image of what companies do to protect their facilities and employees. It wasn’t a big problem, though, because there didn’t seem to be …

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Customer Service Triumphs — October, 2016

November 3, 2016 – Two Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the previous month. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients:   Scott Wilkinson was recognized for a CST on October 3rd Brad Hunt received positive feedback from the client while visiting Scott on …

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