Kidde Recalls Plastic Disposable Fire Extinguishers

Washington, February 12, 2015 — Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Company Inc., of Mebane, North Carolina is recalling its plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers due to a faulty valve component. Name of product: Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers Hazard: A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and …

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Save the Date — 2015 SMG Charity Golf Outing

Carmel, Indiana — The 13th Annual Safety Management Group Charity Golf Outing to benefit the Riley Hospital for Children and the Hoosier Burn Camp will occur on June 5, 2015 at the Plum Creek Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana.    

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Customer Service Triumph, March 12, 2015 – Maris Karklins

Valparaiso, Indiana – Craig Clark is recognizing Maris Karklins for a customer service triumph based on feedback received from his client at a paper mill project. Craig received feedback on Maris from The CEO of the firm Maris is assisting. Because of Maris’ successes on the project, the firm will be using Safety Management Group on all of the future …

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Customer Service Triumph, March 12, 2015 – Preston Ballentine

Vigo County, Indiana – Randy Gieseking is recognizing Preston Ballentine for a customer service triumph based on feedback that was received this month from Preston’s client. Randy received a note from the Health and Safety Professional point of contact for Preston who provided great feedback about Preston: Preston is doing a fantastic job for us here…so far. He is making great observations and …

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Ensuring the Safety of Temporary Workers

By Safety Management Group As contractors grapple with shortages of skilled workers in many markets, they often find themselves hiring larger numbers of temporary workers through staffing agencies. That can create issues related to workplace safety, because the temporary workers may not have the full benefit of the safety training the contractor’s own team has received. In addition, temporary workers …

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New generation assumes SMG leadership. Longtime SMG President J. Kent Burget retires, and Randy Gieseking leads new management team as President.

Retirement Results in Leadership Change for Safety Management Group New generation assumes SMG leadership. Longtime SMG President J. Kent Burget retires, and Randy Gieseking leads new management team as President. Indianapolis – November 2, 2014 – J. Kent Burget, President of Safety Management Group of Indiana, Inc., announced his plan to transition to a part-time advisory role effective at the …

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CR Brands Recalls Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser Products Due to Chemical Hazard

Washington, DC — CP Brands is recalling a group of its chemical cleaners due to a labeling error. Name of product: Mean Green® Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser and Mean Green® Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser Hazard: The products are labeled “Does not contain Ammonia.” The products may contain ammonia. The mislabeling of the bottles can pose a chemical hazard …

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Getting Workers Involved in Safety Strategies

By Safety Management Group At some jobsites, one of the biggest challenges for safety professionals and supervisors is getting workers to “buy into” the value of workplace safety. It’s easy to stand in front of a group of workers and tell them that you expect them to follow safe work practices, but it’s far more challenging to get them to …

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The Seven Elements of Successful Emergency Action Planning

By Alison Montgomery, API Safety Advisor Safety Management Group For most of us, our familiarity with emergency evacuations goes all the way back to childhood. When the school’s fire alarm sounded, we lined up and moved outside in an orderly fashion as the teacher kept an eye on everyone. We may not have understood why the school sent us out …

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NFPA announces launch of Certified Electrical Safety Worker Certification Program

January 8, 2015 — The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the launch of its Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW) certification program, which is based on the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. The program works to ensure that electricians have the knowledge, training and experience to perform their jobs at the highest, …

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