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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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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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