Customer Service Triumphs – June, 2018

Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the month of June. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients:   Matt Davis was recognized for a CST on 6/6/18 Matt has been supporting a construction firm at an automotive facility expansion project and the Contractor …

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DOL Issues Memo on Enforcement of Silica Standard

WASHINGTON, DC, June 6, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a memorandum outlining the initial enforcement of the standard for respirable crystalline silica in general industry and maritime. Most provisions of the standard become enforceable on June 23, 2018. The standard establishes a new 8-hour time-weighted average permissible exposure limit, action …

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Cell Phones Lead Workers to Disconnect from Safety

The safety pro spent his day off enjoying the sunshine and mild weather, including a long stroll down one of his community’s wooded fitness trails. His choice of routes that day was driven by curiosity, because he knew a construction crew was using directional boring to install a water main along the trail, and he wanted to see how their …

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Preparing for Severe Weather

It’s been a steamy afternoon on the jobsite, and the heat and humidity have energy levels trending low and tempers running a bit higher than normal. The sky to the southwest has been darkening for several minutes, and there’s an eerie feeling in the air. Suddenly, everyone’s attention is capture by the loud wail of a nearby storm siren, and …

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Customer Service Triumphs – May, 2018

Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the month of May. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients:   John Davis was recognized for a CST on 5/2/2018 John has been providing safety support on a project for a local construction firm and recently …

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May, July Peak Months for Grilling Fires

May 16, 2018 – Grilling season is right around the corner and grill gurus everywhere are preparing for many family parties and barbecues. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) encourages grillers to pay attention to safety during the spring and summer months when home fires involving grilling incidents occur most often. In 2011 – 2015, fire departments responded to an …

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Pounding in the Importance of Pile Driving Safety

In April 1992, a crew driving a new set of pilings adjacent to Chicago’s Kinzie Street bridge inadvertently placed one of the pilings slightly off the desired location. The piling punctured a long-disused railroad tunnel below the river’s floor. Within hours, the city’s downtown area had shut down, as a torrent of river water flowed through the underground tunnel network …

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What Exactly are Permissible Exposure Levels?

Alison Montgomery, CHST API Safety Advisor, Owner Services Group Worksite safety involves a great deal of terminology. Most of the terms have pretty obvious meanings. For example, “fall protection” is all about steps we’ll take to protect workers from falls. Some terms aren’t quite as easily defined, so they can create confusion or misunderstanding among works. “Permissible Exposure Levels” is …

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Customer Service Triumph — April, 2018

Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the month of April. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients:   Mike Sebring was recognized for a CST on 4/12/18 Mike was originally contracted for 20 hours a week providing safety oversight at a local plant …

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Tim Hahn Arrangements – Update

Indianapolis — Tim Hahn, a former associate of Safety Management Group, passed away this week. Tim was a friend to anyone he met and was an extraordinary safety professional. He joined Safety Management Group after departing the Indianapolis Star and excelled in every role he fulfilled. Tim was Safety Management Group’s first retiree, but was in constant contact with his …

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