Enhancing Safety Through Contractor Prequalification

At most companies’ facilities,  you have to stop to identify yourself and explain why you’re there. The reasoning is clear: the company wants to make sure that the only people who enter are those who belong there. It pays to take a similar approach with the contractors who will work on your organization’s projects. Only those who meet your organization’s …

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Closing up the risks from sealing and insulating

Sealing and installing insulation has long been a part of construction projects, but has become more important with the desire for greater energy efficiency. Whether the goal is a greener structure or simply a tighter building envelope, properly installed insulation and sealed joints to prevent air infiltration is a key factor. Sealing and insulating are generally straightforward processes, and as …

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Stacking Up Strategies for Scaffold Safety

Scaffolds and their components are among the most common features on construction sites and in industrial settings — and one of the most inherently dangerous. Workers take them for granted and fail to give them a second thought. While they may be ordinary and utilitarian, when they fail, it’s usually in dramatic, newsworthy ways. Although scaffolding systems may not get …

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Safer ways to spray and sandblast

Spray painting and sandblasting serve two entirely opposite functions, yet from a safety standpoint, they create many similar hazards for workers. Both operations rely upon the use of compressed air to spray a material across surfaces, but while spray painting is normally used to apply a coating to those surfaces, sandblasting uses the material to either remove its current coating …

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Winter weather creates workplace hazards

Ice and snow can be beautiful, but on construction projects and other outdoor jobsites, winter can transform even the safest spaces into treacherous places. We know that we have to walk carefully, so we won’t slip and fall, but other winter workplace hazards aren’t always as obvious. Frostbite is no fun If you think the skin injury we know as …

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Safer ways to use rented equipment

Most contractors have a wide array of equipment. Some of it is used on nearly every job, while some pieces may be hauled out only occasionally for specific needs. Then there are those projects that call for something that used so rarely it doesn’t make sense to own one, or that are large enough that the need is bigger than …

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Creating Successful Project Safety Committees

One of the most familiar — and frustrating — aspects of life on most construction sites is the tendency of workers to participate in the strange contest called the blame game. Anyone who has been a supervisor on a site for any length of time is certain to have encountered this odd contest. Something goes wrong, and everyone in earshot …

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When fire breaks out on a worksite

Nobody goes to work expecting a fire to break out, except for professional firefighters. Yet many jobsites have products and processes that present an elevated risk for fires. Even common objects such as vehicles and gasoline-powered compressors can present fire hazards. Fires are always a surprise, and if workers (and jobsites) aren’t prepared, the results can be devastating in terms …

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The Hot Facts About Welding and Cutting Safety

It would stand to reason that a device that produces an intense flame or concentrated electric arc would be inherently dangerous. But welding and cutting equipment has become so familiar on many of today’s worksites that it’s easy to lose sight of the potential hazards. Safety professionals know that few things are more dangerous than complacency. When workers stop thinking …

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17th Annual Charity Golf Outing Benefits Riley Hospital for Children and The Hoosier Burn Camp

Indianapolis – On June 28, 2019, 220 golfers representing 52 companies converged at the Eagle Creek Golf Club in Indianapolis to participate in Safety Management Group’s 17th Annual Charity Golf Outing. Proceeds raised this year resulted in over $55,558.10 benefiting Riley Hospital for Children and $10,000.00 benefiting the Hoosier Burn Camp. As Indiana’s first and only comprehensive hospital dedicated exclusively …

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