Safety Management Group Wins Super Service Challenge

Indianapolis — Safety Management Group Philanthropic Team’s project for Outreach, Inc. has resulted in $2,000 of donations for the organization through the Super Service Challenge initiative last November. At an awards ceremony in Indianapolis on January 21, 2015, Outreach, Inc. and Safety Management Group were named as one of the winners of a cash prize which will be used by …

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Schneider Electric Recalls its PowerPact J-Frame Circuit Breakers

Washington, DC, December 18, 2014 — Schneider Electric Recalls its PowerPact J-Frame Circuit Breakers due to fire, burn, and electrical shock hazards Name of product: Circuit breakers Hazard: The circuit breaker will not trip during an overload condition, posing a risk of fire, burns and electrical shock. Units: About 62,500 Description: The recall involves PowerPact J-frame molded case circuit breakers …

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Asst Labor Secretary Responds to 2013 Workplace Injury and Illness Data

Statement from Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels on 2013 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Bureau of Labor Statistics reports steady decline in workplace injuries and illnesses WASHINGTON, December 4, 2014 – Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, today issued the following statement on the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2013 …

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Safety Challenges of Communications Towers

By Safety Management Group If it seems as though towers are sprouting out of nearby fields, industrial parks, and neighborhoods with increasing frequency, it’s not your imagination. Communications companies and others have been scrambling to keep up with the exponential growth of cellular phones and other wireless devices. Existing towers are also being used to serve multiple purposes. It’s not …

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The True Cost of Workplace Injuries

By Robb Tinney Safety Management Group It’s one of those things that happens on jobsites and in factories. Charlie is using a piece of equipment and became distracted for a moment. Something slipped, and now he’s bleeding and in some pain. Work stops and a crowd gathers. The shift supervisor walks over, determines that there’s no need for an ambulance, …

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SMG Associates Recognized for Customer Service Achievement in 2014

Indianapolis, December 5, 2014 — Safety Management Group Associates are recognized throughout the year for service to clients “above and beyond” through a customer service triumph recognition program. Examples of the successes recognized include delivery of safety services or adjustments made on very short notice. Some associates were recognized for taking extra time to make sure client’s needs are surpassed. …

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NFPA and CPSC Announce Carbon Monoxide Alarm Safety Toolkit

Washington, DC, October 30, 2014 – As temperatures drop and consumers begin cranking up their heating systems, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)have launched a new online toolkit to help local fire departments educate the public about the associated risks of carbon monoxide (CO) in the months ahead. November through February represent …

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Tyco Fire Protection Recalls Simplex Fire Alarm Control Panels Due to Failure to Activate (Recall Alert)

Westminster, Mass., November 20, 2014  — Tyco Fire Protection is recalling a group of its Simplex 4100ES Fire Alarm Control Panels due to a defective chip that may prevent activation during alarm conditions. Recall Summary Name of product: Simplex 4100ES Fire Alarm Control Panel Hazard: A defective chip in the alarm panel can cause premature battery failure and prevent activation …

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Making Your Jobsite Safer for Visitors

By Safety Management Group During a normal construction or renovation project, there may be any number of tradespeople on the jobsite on any particular day. Those workers have received the safety training the owner expects, and it’s reasonable to assume that they’ll adhere to the rules and standards that have been established. What about the other people who may have …

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The Nine Elements of a Sound and Successful Project Site Specific Plan

By John Knight, ASP, CHST, Lead Safety Advisor Safety Management Group A Project Site Specific Plan (PSSP) is a critical and practical part of ensuring safety on a worksite. An effective plan gives contractors the opportunity to list the hazards their workers will encounter on the site, so that they can identify and implement corrective actions before work begins. Ideally, …

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