15th Annual Charity Golf Outing Benefits Riley and Hoosier Burn Camp

Indianapolis – On June 30, 2017, more than 200 golfers representing 75 companies converged at the Eagle Creek Golf Club in Indianapolis to participate in Safety Management Group’s 15th Annual Charity Golf Outing. Proceeds raised this year resulted in over $38,000 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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Customer Service Triumphs — July, 2017

August 3, 2017 – Several Safety Management Group associates were recognized for customer service triumphs during the month of July. Here’s a recap of the associates and the actions they undertook to receive tremendous feedback from their clients: Chris McClung was recognized for a CST on July 3rd. Chris is providing safety oversight to a contractor working for a local …

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Why You Shouldn’t Blame People for Human Error

By Mark J. Steinhofer, CUSP, CHST, CSP Manager of HSE Services, Safety Management Group The first lineman scaled the pole and tried to perform the task on the conductor. After a minute or so, the supervisor yelled, “You’re doing that wrong!,” told him he was incompetent, and sent the second lineman up the pole in his place. He started the …

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NFPA Offers Advice to Avoid Home Grill Fires

Reprinted from the National Fire Protection Association (link) Home chefs everywhere are reaching for their grills, eager to usher in the long-awaited barbecue season. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that grillers pay particular attention to safety in the spring and summer months when home fires involving grilling incidents occur most often. Three out of five households own a …

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OSHA Launches Application to Submit Injury and Illness Data

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2017 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will launch on Aug. 1, 2017, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA). The Web-based form allows employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. The application will be accessible from the ITA webpage. Last month, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking …

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Customer Service Triumphs – June, 2017

July 4, 2017 – 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: Ann Clark was recognized for a CST on June 28th. Ann is providing safety oversight on a project in Aurora, IL and …

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Summer’s Here — and the Time is Right for: Water, Rest, and Shade

WASHINGTON – Summer has begun and it brings hot weather – and potentially dangerous work conditions. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds employers and workers to take precautions to stay safe before a heatwave begins. OSHA’s message is simple: Water. Rest. Shade. On hot days, the agency recommends frequent breaks in a cool or shady …

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Paying Attention to “Near Misses” Pays off

By Ryan Dobbins, GSP, Safety Advisor and Jordan Hollingsworth, CSP, CHST, CUSP, Lead Advisor Safety Management Group Day after day, the utility construction industry is battling the idea of transparency on the jobsite. General contractors and subcontractors all want to know about injuries on their projects at a moment’s notice. Usually, the main question is, “What is the injury rate …

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Powered Industrial Trucks: Know the Risk

By Todd Teets, Safety Trainer Safety Management Group Forklifts and their many cousins in what OSHA lumps together as “powered industrial trucks” are among the most common vehicles on worksites – so common that it’s easy to take these workhorses for granted. However, taking them for granted and forgetting basic safety rules leads to many injuries each year and serious …

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Customer Service Triumphs — May, 2017

June 7, 2017 – 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:   Richard Davis was recognized for a CST on May 12th. Richard has been in West Virginia supporting an Electric-Mechanical HVAC company …

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