Betty White – Safety Old School Style

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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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Rocky Brands Recalls Georgia Boot Steel-Toed Shoes Due to Compression Hazard

Washington, DC, April 17, 2014 — Rocky Brands recalls a group of its Georgia Boot Steel-Toed Shoes due to a compression hazard. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Uncertainty In a Certain World: OSHA’s Voluntary PELs

By Mark A. Lies II, & Kerry M. Mohan**, Seyforth Shaw, LLP (seyfarth.com) Reprinted with permission   INTRODUCTION For over three decades, OSHA has codified permissible exposure levels (“PELs”) that regulate employee exposure to toxic and hazardous substances. See 29 CFR 1910.1000. Recently, OSHA has attempted to bypass its regulations and impose more stringent PELs through its General Duty Clause. …

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Safe Summer Advice from Safety Pros

By Safety Management Group   Most of us are excited about summer’s arrival, because it means we’ll be able to get back outside and enjoy the long days and warm weather. But far too many people end up spending part of the summer in their local hospital’s emergency room because they did something that just wasn’t safe. Sure, you’re probably …

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Largest JENGA Game Played with Heavy Equipment

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