Customer Service Triumphs — November, 2017

Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the month of November. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients: Luke Brigance was recognized for a CST on November 1st. Luke supports a large utility company in Ohio, working closely with a client Construction Representative in …

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U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports to December 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – To allow affected employers additional time to become familiar with a new electronic reporting system launched on August 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to December 15, 2017. OSHA’s final …

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Frostbite: The Icy Truth

By Kim Fulford, CHST Safety Management Group Most of the hazards associated with working in winter weather conditions are fairly obvious. We know that we can slip and fall on ice, and that snow and ice can fall off of roofs and overhanging structures. We bundle up and bring portable space heaters to work areas to prevent against hypothermia. When …

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Pick Up Some Heavyweight Advice for Safer Lifting

When we think about workplace injuries, we tend to think about what happens with tools, equipment, or working in hazardous locations such as on ladders or scaffolding. But more than a third of workplace injuries are the result of something simpler that most of us do several times a day: using our body to lift objects. According to the Bureau …

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Customer Service Triumphs — October, 2017

Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the month of October. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients: Latoya Johnson was recognized for a CST on October 2nd. Safety Management Group recently participated in JobSpark, a local philanthropic event geared towards helping young students …

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Stay Safe This Halloween with NFPA’s Fire Safety Tips

Halloween is creeping up on us. The rush is on to find the perfect pumpkin, the spookiest costume, and the best candy for trick-or-treaters. However, along with all this excitement comes potential fire hazards related to seasonal decor and costumes. Fortunately, fire risks can be avoided by following the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Halloween safety precautions. “Halloween brings out …

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Warehouse Stock Plenty of Hazards

Today’s warehouses and distribution facilities have little in common with their counterparts from a generation ago. Facilities from both eras serve as places where products and materials are stored until needed and shipped, but the image of dark, cramped buildings and stacks of boxes is no longer accurate. Walk into a contemporary warehouse or distribution center, and you’ll be in …

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The Invisible Killer: Carbon Monoxide

When NASCAR driver Rick Mast called it quits back in 2002, safety was the primary factor. It wasn’t that the veteran driver had developed a fear of accidents or worried about debris on the track. Something inside his race car had been making him very sick. As he’d exit his car after races, Mast felt miserable, comparing his symptoms to …

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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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