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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When Domestic Violence Impacts the Workplace

By Safety Management Group It might seem strange for an occupational safety-focused publication to address something that’s normally associated with the home. However, while most domestic violence may occur within the home, it frequently follows the parties involved to their workplaces. That can result in anything from the violent attacks we see on the news, to significant losses in performance …

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Air Movers Recalled by Packaging Tape Inc. Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, March 6, 2014 – Packaging Tape, Inc. is recalling air movers sold from February 2008 through December 2010 due to a thermal switch that can fail and pose a fire hazard. Name of product: Air movers/blowers Hazard: The air mover/blower’s thermal switch can fail and cause the motor to overheat, posing a fire hazard. Units: About 2,800 Description: This recall involves air movers/blowers that …

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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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