SMG’s 13th Annual Golf Outing Raises Over $30k for Area Charities

Carmel, Indiana– One-hundred and forty-four golfers representing 34 companies converged on Carmel, Indiana, on June 5 to participate in Safety Management Group’s 13th Annual Charity Golf Outing. This year’s outing raised over $30,000 and will share the proceeds with over $20,000 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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The Most Important Tool on the Job Site

By Jordan Hollingsworth, CHST, CSP, CUSP, and Joe Clady Safety Management Group Reprinted from iP Magazine (www.incident-prevention.com) Utility workers should be familiar with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269(c) and 1926.952, which require a job briefing before work begins. OSHA expects each briefing to include a discussion of hazards, work procedures, any special precautions, controls for energy sources and personal protective equipment …

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Safety Ethics Through One Professional’s Eyes

By Scott Montgomery Safety Advisor, Safety Management Group In August 2007, while crews were dismantling the former Deutsche Bank building that had been severely damaged when the Twin Towers collapsed, a fire broke out that killed two firefighters. Days later, a scaffold collapse seriously injured two other firefighters. But the deaths and injuries weren’t what stunned the safety industry; it …

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Multiple Dangers Lurk in Grain Storage Bins

By Safety Management Group A couple generations ago, nearly every farm had a simple silo that was used to store corn or other grains. As farms grew and consolidated, productivity improved, and grain marketing strategies became more complex, the need for storage expanded. Today, it’s not unusual for one farmer to have up to a dozen large storage bins. Grain …

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Associate Milestones – July, 2015

Indianapolis – Several Safety Management Group Associates are celebrating birthdays and service anniversaries during the month of July: Jason All celebrates a birthday on July 19. Lorena Andrade celebrates a birthday on July 20. Michael Delp begins his third year at Safety Management Group on July 10. Ryan Dobbins begins his second year at Safety Management Group on July 14. …

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SMG Associate Maris Karklins Earns CHST

Indianapolis – Maris Karklins is the most recent Safety Management Group associate to complete the requirements for the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification. Maris is currently assigned to a client in Valparaiso, Indiana on a paper plant project and has been with Safety Management Group since December, 2013 and joins the ranks of numerous Safety Management Group associates who …

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Customer Service Triumph — June 19, 2015

Indianapolis – Jesse Brazzell is recognizing Vince Plank for a customer service triumph. Vince assists the Metropolitan Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety (MICCS) with contractor certifications, as part of the MICCS Certification Program (link) Jesse received feedback from a contact at MICCS expressing appreciation for Vince’s timely and informative update reporting. The thoroughness of the updates continue to be very …

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Associate Milestones – June, 2015

Indianapolis – Several Safety Management Group Associates are celebrating birthdays and service anniversaries during the month of June: Jason All begins his second year at Safety Management Group on June 16. J.D. Bailey begins his sixth year at Safety Management Group on June 7. Jeff Brown celebrates a birthday on June 7. Joseph Clady begins his second year at Safety …

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Customer Service Triumph – May 29, 2015

Clinton, Indiana – Chris Mitchell is recognizing Justin Haddon for a customer service triumph. Justin has been providing services to his client full-time in Clinton. Chris recently received feedback from the maintenance manager at the site about Justin’s performance: I was just in a project kick off meeting and it made me realize I had not sent any feedback on …

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Safety Committees: What and Why (Part Three of Three)

Jesse Brazzell, CHST Manager Safety Services Safety Management Group (See Part Two of Three) Safety committees can be very effective channels for delivering safety information to the entire workforce, and for encouraging feedback and suggestions from the workers. But some of the most well-intentioned safety committees fall far short of management’s expectations – usually for one of several common reasons. …

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