Trane Recalls Air Conditioning Units

Washington, DC, June 24, 2014 — Trane is recalling a select group of air conditioning systems due to an electrical shock hazard. Ground screws used in the recalled Trane XB300 and American Standard Silver SI air conditioning systems do not have the two threads required to provide sufficient grounding, posing a shock hazard to consumers. Consumers should stop using this …

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OSHA Urges Increased Safety Awareness in Advance of July 4th Celebrations

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is urging the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to be vigilant in protecting workers from hazards while manufacturing, storing, transporting, displaying and selling fireworks for public events.   “As we celebrate the July 4 holiday with fireworks and festivities, we must also be mindful of the safety of workers who …

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Better Discipline for Safety Violations

  By Safety Management Group Even if they were not mandated by law, workplace safety programs benefit workers and employers alike by reducing the number of injuries, enhancing productivity, and even improving the quality of work. When everyone knows and follows the rules, everyone benefits from a safer workplace.   Unfortunately, there are times when an employee fails to follow …

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Five Electrical Hazards Worth Remembering

By Safety Management Group Electricity is so commonplace in our lives and on our worksites that it’s easy to forget that it’s potentially dangerous. When most people consider the dangers of electricity, they think about the potential for being shocked or electrocuted. On the worksite, electricity can cause other dangerous situations. Short circuits or overloaded wires can cause fires and …

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The Dangers Associated with Diesel Exhaust

By Safety Management Group   The diesel engine has long been a mainstay of nearly every type of heavy industry, from construction to manufacturing to transportation. Even workers who do not work directly with diesel engines interact with them frequently, in the form of trucks, locomotives, and generators, among others. Thanks to their basic design and refinements over the years, …

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More than 1M Workers Expected to Participate in National Fall Safety Stand-Down

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 – Tens of thousands of employers and more than 1 million workers across the country are expected to join the Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week in safety stand-downs to focus on preventing fatalities from falls. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, with hundreds of workers dying each year and thousands …

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SMG Associates Participate in 2014 Rebuilding Together Event

Indianapolis – Safety Management Group Associate Craig Clark coordinated a team of volunteers and helped facilitate the company’s involvement in the 2014 Rebuilding Together event in Indianapolis that concluded on Saturday, April 26, 2014. This year’s event focused on twenty homes in the Crooked Creek area of Indianapolis. Homes are in the vicinity of 64th Street and Michigan Road. Several associates and family participated …

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Seven Strategies to Ensure Safer Trenching

By Todd Teets, Safety Trainer Safety Management Group Every few months, the media’s attention is captured by an all-too-familiar situation: a worker at a construction site is trapped in a trench. Puzzled TV viewers wonder what’s so dangerous about the situation, or why the local fire department can’t rescue the worker in seconds. After all, the trench doesn’t seem to …

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Exmark Recalls Quest ZRT Riding Mowers

  Washington, DC, May 15, 2014 – Exmark is recalling a group of its Quest ZRT Riding Mowers due to a loss of control and crash hazard. Name of product: Exmark Quest ZRT Riding Mowers Hazard: The riding mower’s steering assembly can fail and cause riders to lose steering, posing a crash hazard.

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