Safer Woodworking is Rooted in Knowledge

Carpentry is one of the oldest and most enduring skills known to man. Many of the most rudimentary tools made by prehistoric people were intended for cutting and shaping wood. That’s no surprise, given wood’s abundance and versatility, as well as properties such as light weight, structural strength, and even the ability to float. While most of today’s large structures …

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Customer Service Triumph – November 13, 2015

Indianapolis – Nate Hazlewood is being recognized for a customer service triumph. Nate joined Safety Management Group in May and has served as the company’s Talent Acquisition Manager and undertaking efforts to identify and hire safety professionals for the company. Nate has performed spectacularly for the company and it’s no surprise that he’s receiving tremendous feedback from a recent new …

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SMG Associate Named Indiana Chamber Volunteer of the Year

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Safety Management Group’s Vince Plank has been named by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as a 2015 Volunteer of the Year. Plank was recognized at a mid-day luncheon at the Indiana Convention Center on November 4 and received recognition in the November issue of “Biz Voice”, the official magazine of the Indiana Chamber (click here). Congratulations to Vince …

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MIOSHA Launches Local Emphasis Program to Reduce Injuries and Illnesses

October 1, 2015 – Effective today, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is launching a Local Emphasis Program (LEP) to target the siding contractors, structural steel and pre-cast concrete construction sectors and improve overall workplace safety and health. MIOSHA is part of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) The LEP was developed in response to an …

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SAFETY MANAGEMENT GROUP 401(K) PLAN ERISA Section 404(c) Information

Fee Disclosure 05/09/2015 Contract/Plan Id Number 6-11484 This document uses these defined words and phrases: Plan means SAFETY MANAGEMENT GROUP 401(K) PLAN. Plan Fiduciary means the individual(s) holding authority over the operation and administration of the Plan and its retirement funds. The Plan Sponsor is the Plan Fiduciary. Contact the Plan Administrator for further details. Plan Sponsor means SAFETY MANAGEMENT …

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Why Contractor Registries Aren’t Safety Programs

By Randy Gieseking, CHSP President Many owners are taking a closer look at web-based nationwide registries that provide contractor prequalification services. These registries appear to provide an affordable alternative to developing an owner’s own contractor prequalification program, leading some managers to believe that it’s an affordable way to meet their safety needs. These registries typically charge owners a flat annual …

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Raise Your Site’s Level of Bucket Truck Safety

The vehicles we recognize as “bucket trucks” are among the most versatile and useful on worksites. When operated properly, they provide a safe platform that allows workers to perform elevated tasks with confidence. Because the bucket is stable, workers are free to use both arms and hands to perform tasks, providing greater efficiency. That’s why you’ll see bucket trucks used …

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Customer Service Triumph II — October 29, 2015

Wabash, Ind. – Tom Riley is being recognized for a customer service triumph. Randy Gieseking received very complimentary feedback from Tom’s client contact at the project that was recently concluded: We have nothing but positive comments for Tom’s work here…; hate to see him go. I’ll rehire him any time I can get him. A+…thank you very much. Congratulations to …

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Customer Service Triumph – October 29, 2015

Indianapolis – Gary Gokey and Vince Plank are being recognized for a recent customer service triumph. Jesse Brazzell forwarded a note received from the marketing director of a general contracting firm praising both Gary and Vince for all their assistance in devising and implementing their company’s safety training programs. Please join Jesse in thanking Gary and Vince for their consistent …

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Customer Service Triumph – October 28, 2015

Valparaiso, Ind. – Craig Clark is recognizing Mark Karklins for a customer service triumph. Maris recently completed a $260 Million project with his construction client at the Pratt Industries site in Valparaiso, Indiana. The president of the firm sent Maris a thank you card recently: Thank you for your hard work and effort on the Pratt Project. This is the …

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