Customer Service Triumph – April 7, 2016

Georgetown, KY – Several associates delivering services at a Motor Manufacturing facility in Kentucky are being recognized for customer service triumphs. Colton Alston, Matt Davis, Jeff Holland, and Travis Lee are delivering services to several contractors and the owner at the site. During a recent visit, Safety Management Group’s Craig Clark provided the following feedback: I had the opportunity to …

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Wearing Two Hats Can Create a Conflict of Safety Interest

By Craig Clark, Safety Advisor Safety Management Group For those in the construction industry, the current economic environment is creating a variety of challenges. Some of those challenges are obvious. For example, competing on public works and other projects where bidding is required is forcing contractors to sharpen their pencils like never before. The only way to land a project …

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Detecting and Dealing with Workplace Opioid Abuse

To supervisors and managers who grew up during the 1960s and 1970s, the mention of addiction to heroin and other opiate drugs conjures images of skinny junkies wasting away in a filthy apartment, an alley, or a gutter. It was something that happened to other people in other places. But that’s no longer true. The problems associated with abuse of …

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Customer Service Triumph — March 25, 2016

Charlevoix, Mich. – Josh Smith is being recognized for a customer service triumph. Randy Gieseking received a great report from the client’s site manager about Josh: Is performing his duties as we expected he would based on our initial interview, however he has by far exceed our initial expectations with his knowledge, personality and field experience. He continues to educate …

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US DOL Announces Final Rule for Respirable Silica Dust

Updated rule amends silica exposure regulations for first time since 1971 WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule to improve protections for workers exposed to respirable silica dust. “More than 80 years ago, Labor Secretary Frances Perkins identified silica dust as a deadly hazard and called on employers to …

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14th Annual Charity Golf Outing Set for June 3

Indianapolis — Along with our friends at the Riley Hospital for Children Facilities Team, we cordially invite you to participate in our 14th Annual Golf Outing in support of Riley Hospital for Children and The Hoosier Burn Camp.  With your continued support in 2015 the event raised a record total of $33,527.00, with donations made to the Hoosier Burn Camp …

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Customer Service Triumph II – February 26, 2016

Indianapolis – Ryan Graft is being recognized for a customer service triumph. Ryan’s client recently forwarded a very nice recap of an issue that he helped to identify and rectify. Here’s the note from a construction manager sent to Jordan Hollingsworth: SMG Safety Advisor Ryan Graft reported to me this morning during his routine inspection, he spotted a low hanging …

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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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