Customer Service Triumphs – September, 2017

Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the month of September. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients:   Shawn Magnetti, Chris McClung, Brian Alfred, Steve Adams, and Charlie Siebert were recognized for a CST on September 8th. Shawn, Chris, Brian, Steve and Charlie …

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OSHA Begins Enforcing Crystalline Silica Standard

September 20, 2017 — The Respirable Crystalline Silica construction standard, 29 CFR § 1926.1153, becomes enforceable on September 23, 2017. The standard establishes a new 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of 50 µg/m3, an action level (AL) of 25 µg/m3, and a host of ancillary requirements. During the first 30 days of enforcement, OSHA will carefully evaluate …

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Solving the Safety Challenges of Solvents

Most of the hazards on the typical jobsite are pretty obvious. From sharp edges on tools to dangerous heights, they have built-in warnings that help workers stay aware and alert. On the other hand, one workplace hazard can be very sneaky. In fact, by the time a worker notices that he or she has been dangerously exposed, it may be …

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Planning and Fast Action Prevents Suspension Trauma

Since fall protection systems were mandated for work in elevated settings, countless lives have been saved and even more injuries have been prevented. Equipment such as fall protection harnesses and lanyards keep the worker from striking the surface below the work area and absorb much of the energy of the fall itself. But fall protection equipment is only part of …

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Customer Service Triumph — August, 2017

Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the month of August. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients:   Tom McCoy was recognized for a CST on August 8th. Tom has been providing safety services on behalf of a client, and with his efforts …

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The Most Dangerous Pieces of Equipment

Based on the number of fatalities and lost-time injuries caused, what’s the most dangerous type of equipment at construction sites and industrial workplaces? You might assume that it’s a piece of mobile construction equipment or an industrial press, but it’s actually the vehicles your workers drive. Job-related vehicle accidents are the leading cause of work-related fatalities and lost-time injuries. Those …

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Complying with OSHA’s Updated Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

Late last year, OSHA published new standards for walking-working surfaces and fall protection in general industry workplaces. The updated standards represent the first significant changes to the rules since OSHA first developed standards over 45 years ago. The agency’s stated goal was to “prevent and reduce workplace slips, trips, and falls, as well as other injuries and fatalities associated with …

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15th Annual Charity Golf Outing Benefits Riley and Hoosier Burn Camp

Indianapolis – On June 30, 2017, more than 200 golfers representing 75 companies converged at the Eagle Creek Golf Club in Indianapolis to participate in Safety Management Group’s 15th Annual Charity Golf Outing. Proceeds raised this year resulted in over $38,000 benefiting Riley Hospital for Children (link) and $12,000 benefiting the Hoosier Burn Camp (link). As Indiana’s first and only …

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Customer Service Triumphs — July, 2017

August 3, 2017 – Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the month of July. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients: Chris McClung was recognized for a CST on July 3rd. Chris is providing safety oversight to a contractor working for a local …

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Why You Shouldn’t Blame People for Human Error

By Mark J. Steinhofer, CUSP, CHST, CSP Manager of HSE Services, Safety Management Group The first lineman scaled the pole and tried to perform the task on the conductor. After a minute or so, the supervisor yelled, “You’re doing that wrong!,” told him he was incompetent, and sent the second lineman up the pole in his place. He started the …

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