What Every Owner and Contractor Should Know About NFPA70E

Keeping up with the wide variety of workplace safety regulations can seem like a full-time job, and it’s not unusual for building owners and contractors to view many of those rules and guidelines as little more than nuisances that get in the way of progress and profits. Often, that kind of attitude results from a misunderstanding of the regulations or …

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Better Ways to Trim Trees and Brush

Worksites are rarely perfect places to perform tasks, and trees or abundant areas of brush are often the reason. The best location for your truck may be blocked by a large tree limb. Maybe the ideal path for bringing in supplies is blocked by several feet of thick bushes. Whatever the reason, you don’t think twice about it. You just …

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OSHA to Delay Enforcing Crystalline Silica Standard

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers. The agency has determined that additional guidance is necessary due to the unique nature of the requirements in the …

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Customer Service Triumphs — March, 2017

April 6, 2017 – Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the previous month. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients:   Sherri Brown was recognized for a CST on March 2nd Sherri recently started on a project in Oklahoma City and has already …

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Asthma and Allergies are Nothing to Sneeze At

When we think about allergies and asthma, most of us are quick to lump them in with the maladies that are part of childhood. They’re like mumps and chickenpox, one of those things that many of us endure in our younger years. They’re just irritants that couldn’t possibly have anything to do with workplace safety, right? That’s a dangerous misconception. …

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Wind Turbines: Don’t Blow Off Safety Planning

By Craig Clark and Robb Tinney, Safety Advisor Safety Management Group, and Chad Shearer, Training Center Manager Skala Inc. You’re working fifty miles from the nearest city, atop a brand-new wind turbine standing 256 feet above a just-planted soybean field that’s been turned into soup by three days of rain. Fortunately, the sun is shining today, and the gentle breeze …

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Safety Week 2017 Set for First Week in May

We walk on to different work sites with different jobs, trades and tasks. But one thread connects all of us — not just to each other, but to everyone who depends on us at home — safety. We know that it’s the little things, done well, every day and on every job, that make the difference. Weaving safety through everything …

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Customer Service Triumphs – February, 2017

March 2, 2017 – Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the previous month. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients:   Jordan Hollingsworth, Jake Kemo, and Ryan Graft were recognized for a CST on February 1st Randy Gieseking would like to recognize Jordan, …

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American Ladder Institute Declares March “National Ladder Safety Month”

CHICAGO, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As the only awareness month dedicated to ladder safety, National Ladder Safety Month, March 2017, will be a one-stop shop for safe ladder use for homeowners and working professionals. The presenting sponsor, the American Ladder Institute (ALI), encourages both individuals and companies to support National Ladder Safety Month and spread awareness about the importance …

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Enhancing Safety and Coordination Before the Job Begins

By John Knight, CHP, CHST Safety Advisor In nearly every construction site, multiple groups of craftspeople handle their own tasks and timetables, all built around larger project objectives and schedules. However, none of those groups works in a vacuum. Even when they aren’t performing their tasks in the same space as another group, their tasks and timelines may cross over …

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