Hazard Communication Standard Final Rule – Effective June 1, 2016

Washington, DC — New changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard are bringing the United States into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), further improving safety and health protections for America’s workers. Building on the success of OSHA’s current Hazard Communication Standard, the GHS is expected to prevent …

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OSHA Updates Injury Reporting Requirements

Washnington, DC, May 11, 2016 — Provisions call for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they already record. Why is OSHA issuing this rule? This simple change in OSHA’s rulemaking requirements will improve safety for workers across the country. One important reason stems from our understanding of human behavior and motivation. Behavioral economics tells us that making …

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Customer Service Triumph — May 16, 2016

Indianapolis – Gary Gokey is being recognized for a customer service triumph. Jesse Brazzell received great unsolicited positive feedback from a local construction company that recently had an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Course delivered to its employees by Gary: …Thanks for giving the guys an enjoyable class. All the feedback I had heard from them was very positive. I was shocked …

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Customer Service Triumph — May 6, 2016

Aberdeen, Ohio – Luke Brigance and Marshall Crum are being recognized for a customer service triumph. Safety Management Group President Randy Gieseking received great unsolicited feedback from several client and contractor contacts at a Power Generating Facility to which Luke and Marshall are currently assigned: I wanted to share this e-mail with you regarding Marshall’s performance. I will also mention …

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Customer Service Triumph – May 3, 2016

Indianapolis – Paul Harris is being recognized for a customer service triumph. Paul has been providing safety services to a regional electrical contractor since February. Jesse Brazzell received unsolicited positive feedback from Paul’s client contact recently. Paul’s client detailed how much he liked Paul and the assistance he has provided during his tenure. The client was especially impressed with how …

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Safety’s Impact on the Bottom Line

By Mark Steinhofer, CSP Safety Advisor, Safety Management Group Suppose your company could make an investment in its business that provided a 400 to 600 percent rate of return. Sound like a fantasy? It isn’t. Successful owners and managers understand the importance of measuring return on investment (ROI) whenever they put money into new equipment, processes, and even employees. In …

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Drywall: a Familiar Product with Hidden Hazards

Drywall is a simple product that revolutionized interior construction by eliminating the extra time and craftsmanship required for traditional lath-and-plaster walls and ceilings. Today, nearly all commercially available drywall is made of gypsum plaster with a paper coating, a product that was developed and refined in the early 20th century. In addition to simplifying installation, drywall also provides greater fire …

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OSHA Updates Eye and Face Protection Standards

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2016 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published a final rule that updates requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers in general industry, shipyards, longshoring, marine terminals and construction. The final rule reflects current national consensus standards, and ensures that workers can use up-to-date eye and face protection. The rule updates references in OSHA’s Eye …

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SMG Recognized by National Association of Women in Construction

Indianapolis, April 25, 2016 – The Associates of Safety Management Group are being recognized by the Central Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) with the Safety Award of Excellence, Construction Related for 2016. Safety Management Group Associate President Randy Gieseking accepted the award at an event hosted by NAWIC at the Indiana Repertory Theatre in …

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Customer Service Triumph – April 15, 2016

Indianapolis – Gary Gokey is being recognized for a customer service triumph. Jesse Brazzell received a note from a client that receives weekly services from Gary: Just wanted to take the time to share with you what a great job Gary does in communicating with me his activities and coverage for our company. He represents your firm extremely well. Very …

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