Safety Committees: What and Why (Part Three of Three)

Jesse Brazzell, CHST Manager Safety Services Safety Management Group (See Part Two of Three) Safety committees can be very effective channels for delivering safety information to the entire workforce, and for encouraging feedback and suggestions from the workers. But some of the most well-intentioned safety committees fall far short of management’s expectations – usually for one of several common reasons. …

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Worksite Truck Safety

By Safety Management Group You’ll find all sorts of specialized vehicles on most construction sites, from excavators, to bulldozers, to cranes and more. Workers tend to treat those vehicles with respect, because they recognize the dangers associated with them. However, it’s easy to ignore a more prevalent hazard on most sites. In general, ordinary trucks are responsible for a substantial …

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Summer Season: Peak Time for Grilling Fires

May 19, 2015 – As summer approaches, backyard chefs everywhere are dusting off their grills, eager to spring into the long-awaited barbeque 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 gas grill, according …

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SMG Associate Chris Faught Earns CHST

Moscow, Ohio – Chris Faught is the most recent Safety Management Group associate to complete the requirements for the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification. Chris is currently assigned to a client in Ohio on a power plant project and has been with Safety Management Group since September, 2014 and joins the ranks of numerous Safety Management Group associates who …

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Burget Named 2015 Burnie McGinnis Award Winner by MICCS

Indianapolis, April 29, 2015 — MICCS presented its annual awards last night at the Indiana Convention Center Sagamore Ballroom. The largest gathering of construction safety leaders watched as BMWC Constructors won the coveted Excellence in Safety Award for the second year in a row! Kent Burget of Safety Management Group was honored with the Burnie McGinnis Award, which is the …

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Associate Milestones — May, 2015

Indianapolis – Several Safety Management Group Associates are celebrating birthdays and service anniversaries during the month of May: Johnnie Allen celebrates a birthday on May 7. Alex Brooks celebrates a birthday on May 21. Justin Cox celebrates a birthday on May 13 and begins his second year at Safety Management Group on May 12. Alfredo Crespo celebrates a birthday on …

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Safety Management Group Receives Leadership Award from NAWIC

Indianapolis, April 28, 2015 – The Associates of Safety Management Group are being recognized by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) with Safety Excellence Awards for both the local NAWIC Indianapolis Chapter and the North Central Region which includes all of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky. Safety Management Group Associate Kristen DuHack accepted the awards at an event …

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ASSE Supports Women’s Workplace Safety with Mother’s Day Public Service Announcement

PARK RIDGLE, Ill. (April 28, 2015) — In a first for the world’s oldest professional safety society and the safety profession, the American Society of Safety Engineers today released an online public service announcement promoting women’s occupational safety and health in honor of Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10. The Mother’s Day PSA, which runs nearly 90 seconds (click here), features …

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Statement of US Labor Secretary Perez about Workers’ Memorial

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today issued the following statement on Workers’ Memorial Day: “Each year, Workers’ Memorial Day gives us an opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives in the course of a day’s work, and to recommit to keeping workers safe on the job. In 2015, as we mark the five-year anniversaries …

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Safe Use of Laser Equipment

By Safety Management Group A generation ago, lasers were the stuff of science fiction, most often seen as weapons in movies about interstellar wars. The expensive devices were used in medical applications and in laboratories, but the idea of lasers on construction sites or in industrial facilities seemed as distant as the concept of flying family cars. Today, technology has …

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