OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2016 announced at NSC Congress & Expo

Anaheim, October 18, 2016 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2016. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the Top 10 on the Expo floor as part of the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo, the world’s largest gathering of safety professionals. …

Read More

Customer Service Triumphs — November, 2016

December 1, 2016 – 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: Dustin Quarels was recognized for a CST on November 3rd Dustin has been nominated for a CST after the client made a point …

Read More

OSHA Issue Final Rule Updating Walking-Working Surfaces Standards & Fall Protection Systems Requirements

WASHINGTON, November 17, 2106 – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standards that establishes employer requirements for using personal fall protection systems. “The …

Read More

Making Web-Based Training More Effective

By Chris Archer, Training Advisor Safety Management Group Training has been a part of human interaction throughout history. It’s a safe assumption that each prehistoric man learned how to hunt by watching his peers who had already learned the skill. Until the last century, most skills were conveyed through some sort of apprenticeship. Increased population density and improved communications led …

Read More

Facility Access is a Critical Component of Safety

Mention “facility access,” and many people envision a bored security guard sitting behind a desk in an office building or in a rundown shack in front of an industrial site. For decades, that’s been a sadly accurately image of what companies do to protect their facilities and employees. It wasn’t a big problem, though, because there didn’t seem to be …

Read More

Customer Service Triumphs — October, 2016

November 3, 2016 – Two 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:   Scott Wilkinson was recognized for a CST on October 3rd Brad Hunt received positive feedback from the client while visiting Scott on …

Read More

Safety Management Group Associate to Present Seminar for Utilities

Glendale, Arizona — Safety Management Group’s Mark Steinhofer will be presenting a seminar at the Utility Safety Conference and Expo in Glendale, Arizona on November 1. Steinhofer’s seminar is entitled How to Read and Engage Workers: Effective Field Communication Strategies for Utility Industry Managers and Leaders. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: To understand the different types of effective communication methods. How to …

Read More

Why It Makes Sense to Report Near-Misses

We do it every day and don’t think twice about it. This morning, as you walked out of the house, your foot slipped a little on the steps, but you caught yourself. On the drive to work, you swerved quickly as someone backed out right in front of you. While you were weed-whacking the lawn last evening, a small rock …

Read More

Three Winter Worksite Safety Dangers

Winter conditions create a variety of safety challenges on construction projects. Some of the more common examples include a significant increase in the likelihood of slip and fall accidents and tissue damage caused by frostbite. But some of the hazards that arrive with winter conditions aren’t quite as obvious. Let’s a take a closer look at three winter worksite safety …

Read More

OSHA proposes to amend respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols

WASHINGTON, October 9, 2016 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to add two quantitative fit-testing protocols to the agency’s Respiratory Protection Standard. The protocols would apply to employers in the general, shipyard and construction industries. Appendix A of the standard contains mandatory respirator fit-testing methods that employers must use to ensure their …

Read More
Page 1 of 5212345»102030...Last »