Safety Management Group Charity Golf Outing Set for June 6, 2014

Indianapolis – Save the date of June 6, 2014, to participate in the 12th Annual Safety Management Group Charity Golf Outing. Proceeds will benefit the Riley Hospital for Children.   This year’s event will occur at the Plum Creek Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana. Registration for the event will be open soon. In the meantime, set aside June 6 to support …

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What is GHS, and How Will it Affect Safety at Your Facility?

By Safety Management Group Imagine this scenario: you’re a laborer at your facility, and you’ve been asked to clean a key piece of equipment. Instead of using the familiar cleaning chemical, you’ve been directed to use a product the company has imported at a much lower cost. Curious, you pick up the container to see what it contains and what …

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Drafting a Succesful Safety Program

By Mark Steinhofer, PhD, CHST Most companies prepare safety programs to meet the requirements for local and federal compliance. However, a good safety program can do far more than simply keep you on the right side of the law.

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Indiana Seeking Teens to Spread Message about Distracted Driving

  Indianapolis – The State of Indiana is rolling out a contest beginning in April targeting high school and college students to use social media to spread the message about the dangers of texting and driving. Cash prizes are available for individuals or teams who most successfully utilize Twitter, Instagram, and Vine. Learn more about the program particulars at the following …

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National Safety Stand-down Set for June 2014

  Washington — On March 19, OSHA announced a national safety stand-down from June 2 to 6 to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls, which account for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry.“Falls account for more than a third of all deaths in this industry,” said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor …

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How Was Your Commute?

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Safety and “Green” Construction

By Safety Managemement Group As energy efficiency, the desire to reduce “greenhouse gases,” and a growing concern about environmental sustainability increase, building design and construction have been undergoing significant changes from just a generation ago. An ever-larger number of owners are opting for “green” buildings — some for “net-zero” structures that generate more electricity than they use. Many of those …

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Safety Coaching: Game Plan for Motivation

By Chris Mitchell, CSP Safety Advisor, Safety Management Group  Professional sports teams are groups of people who bring very different skills together to achieve victories. A pitcher and a third-basemen work just feet apart, but have separate responsibilities. A left tackle and a quarterback couldn’t be more different, but their actions must be perfectly synchronized. And point guards and centers have …

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Guardian Fall Protection Recalls Self Retracting Lifelines

Kent, Wash. – Guardian Fall Protection recently discovered a potential performance problem with 20’ & 30’ Edge Series Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRL) in complying with ANSI Z359.14-2012 requirements for -40 Degree Fahrenheit cold conditioning tests. There have been no reported injuries due to this issue. Guardian has found some non-conforming performance results in freezing temperatures that have now been addressed and remedied. …

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Indiana and Central Indiana Chapter of the ASSE Announce New Workplace Alliance

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 20, 2014) – The Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) and the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (CIC-ASSE) announced today an occupational safety and health alliance. This relationship will provide CIC-ASSE members and other Indiana stakeholders education , guidance, and training resources to promote workplace safety and health.“In an effort to ensure the safety and health of …

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