Customer Service Triumph – February 26, 2016

Indianapolis – Dayna Fairfield is being recognized for a customer service triumph. Chris Mitchell received a note forwarded from a contract holder of an account staffed by several Safety Management Group Associates that included some tremendous feedback about Dayna: I want to share with you our thanks for the aggressive response by Scott and SMG folks in helping us understand …

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Protecting Workers From UFO Dangers

While we’re really not worried about visitors from other planets making surprise visits to your jobsite, you do need to take steps to protect yourself and others from two different (and potentially deadly) types of UFOs: unexpected falling objects and unexpected flying objects. If you think we’re being a bit hysterical in our response to those UFOs, consider that the …

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Ladder Safety? There’s an App for That

Reprinted from cdc.gov What is the Ladder Safety app? The Ladder Safety app, NIOSH’s first mobile application, is designed to improve extension and step ladder safety—a concern for those working in construction or any other task that requires ladder use. The app provides user-friendly guides and interactive tools to prevent major causes of falls: •Angle Measuring Tool—Uses visual, sound, and …

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Ergonomics: Fixing Hidden Workplace Hazards

Most people associate the concept of ergonomics with office workers. By placing keyboard trays and monitors at the right height and adjusting chairs correctly, those who work at desks can be more comfortable and reduce the chance of pain and fatigue. Many of the products sold in office supply stories carry claims about their ergonomic benefits. But the basic concept …

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Customer Service Triumph — February 9, 2016

Indianapolis – Mike Baugh is being recognized for a customer service triumph. Mike has been with his local client for only a short time, but received some tremendous feedback from a client contact recently that was associated with a shutdown project: Mike did a great job of making sure all the details around the many contract firms were identified. He …

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Eight Steps for Safer Lockout/Tagout Programs

It goes without saying that industrial equipment can be dangerous when it’s being used. That’s why machines are designed with safety equipment and operators wear personal protective equipment when using them. But machinery can also present hazards when it’s not in operation. As long as energy sources such as electricity, natural gas, steam, pressurized water, and compressed air are attached …

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Connecting with Safer Rigging Techniques

Whenever heavy objects need to be lifted on a worksite, a significant amount of planning and decision-making making is required for a successful move. Much of the attention is naturally focused on the crane, hoist, or other device that will make the lift, to verify that it has sufficient capacity. Something that’s every bit as important, but rarely given as …

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John Deere Recalls Zero Turn Lawn Mowers Due to Risk of Fire, Serious Injury or Death (Recall Alert)

Washington DC – John Deere has recalled a group of its zero-turn lawn mowers due to a potential fuel leak issue. Recall Summary Name of product: John Deere zero-turn lawn mowers Hazard: A fuel hose could have been cut during manufacturing, allowing fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard. Units: About 150 Description: This recall involves John Deere models Z445, …

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Customer Service Triumph — January 15, 2016

Indianapolis – Several Associates are receiving special recognition this week for their service to their client: Dayna Fairfiled Carmen McCormick Justin Haddon Sarah Knight Matt Martin Alison Montgomery Scott Howard The client contact for each of these associates provided exception written feedback about some important initiatives each accomplished during the previous year, including: Completion of an important Lockout/Tagout improvement initiative …

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OSHA Renews Alliance to Protect Roadway Construction Workers

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2015 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today renewed its alliance with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners to protect workers in roadway construction work zones from injuries, illnesses and fatalities. The renewed alliance will continue for five years. The alliance promotes a culture of safety …

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