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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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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