OSHA to Tighten Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Requirements

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2015 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness throughout the five-year period during which the employer is required to keep the records. “Accurate records are not simply paperwork, but have an …

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Customer Service Triumph – July 29, 2015

Buffalo, WV – Jim Meier is being recognized for a customer service triumph. Craig Clark received some great feedback from the project manager of a firm Jim has been assigned to at a Toyota facility in West Virginia: Jim has been a pleasure to work with. He has the combination of experience and knowledge, sincerity, and the ability to make …

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Customer Service Triumph II – July 29, 2015

Indianapolis – Vince Plank is being recognized for a customer service triumph. Vince assists the Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety (MICCS) with audits associated with the organization’s certification program (link). Recently, a safety director of a firm that underwent an audit by Vince provided some very nice feedback on the experience: I just want to drop a short message …

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Associate Milestones – August, 2015

Indianapolis – Several Safety Management Group Associates are celebrating service anniversaries during the month of August: Sarah Knight begins her 14th year at Safety Management Group on August 27. Doug Schumann begins his 13th year at Safety Management Group on August 4. Mark Towers begins his second year at Safety Management Group on August 7. Congratulations to all associates celebrating …

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Customer Service Triumph II — July 16, 2015

Indianapolis — Randy Gieseking is recognizing Craig Clark for a customer service triumph. Craig recently completed a power plant project in Indianapolis. Randy received a very kind note from the engineer overseeing the project about Craig’s performance: As you may be aware by now, we are coming to the end of the project and SMG’s services have come to an …

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Customer Service Triumph – July 16, 2015

Carlisle, PA– Randy Gieseking is recognizing Steve Mayo for a customer service triumph. Steve is wrapping of a multi-month project with an engineering firm on a water tower repair project in Pennsylvania. Randy received a note from the project field superintendent about Steve’s performance on the project: With this job coming to an end, I just wanted to take a …

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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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