Customer Service Triumphs, January, 2017

February 3, 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:   Josh Swisher and Rod Smith were recognized for a CST on January 13th Josh and Rod recently went to Bedford, IN to …

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ASSE Applauds OSHA for Recognizing the Importance of Sustainability in the Workplace

PARK RIDGE, Ill. – (Jan.11, 2017)– This statement is attributable to ASSE President Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH: “The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) applauds the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for recognizing, in its white paper, “Sustainability in the Workplace: A New Approach for Advancing Worker Safety and Health,” the great opportunity the corporate sustainability movement provides to …

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Ensuring Safety During Extended Workdays

When evaluating whether to use extended workdays, companies will normally consider a variety of factors – and worker safety should be one of them. Although extended workdays are not inherently more hazardous, some of aspects associated with them should be considered before making a decision.   Benefits and downsides Companies that use extended hours often report improvements in morale and …

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The Silent Secret for Successful Safety Training

Mark J. Steinhofer, CUSP, CHST, CSP It’s a chilly morning, and the crew is eager to make progress on the substation upgrade before tomorrow’s snow. The pickup pulls up, and out walks a good-looking guy in neatly pressed khakis, a white button-down shirt, and shiny brown lace-up shoes. He stops a couple yards away, looks at the group, breaks into …

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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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