Metabo Recalls Electric Angle Grinders Due to Laceration Hazard

Washington, DC, July 24, 2014 — Metabo Corporation of West Chester, Pennsylvania has recalled a group of its Metabo Ergo series 6-inch angle grinders. The on/off switch can stick in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard. Units: About 4,300 Description: This recall involves Metabo W14-150 Ergo series 6-inch medium angle grinders. The angle grinders have a green body, a …

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Preparing For and Responding to Fires

By Safety Management Group When we think about workplace hazards, we tend to think about situations related to tools, equipment, or slips and falls. But one of the most potentially dangerous hazards on nearly every jobsite is fire. Fires are inherently destructive. Even if a fire is contained quickly, it can cause substantial damage to facilities and equipment, along with …

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Keeping People Safe Even When They Don’t Understand

By Tim Coomes, Safety Advisor While immigration is a hot issue today in the United States, immigrants have been a part of the workforce since our nation began. As each group entered the country and took positions in labor-intensive fields like construction and heavy industry, they struggled to learn English and communicate with co-workers of different backgrounds. Today, some of …

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Riley Golf Outing raised $35,000 for Riley Children’s Hospital, raising Safety Management Group’s overall donation amount to $111,000

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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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