SMG Associates Recognized for Customer Service Achievement in 2014

Indianapolis, December 5, 2014 — Safety Management Group Associates are recognized throughout the year for service to clients “above and beyond” through a customer service triumph recognition program. Examples of the successes recognized include delivery of safety services or adjustments made on very short notice. Some associates were recognized for taking extra time to make sure client’s needs are surpassed. …

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NFPA and CPSC Announce Carbon Monoxide Alarm Safety Toolkit

Washington, DC, October 30, 2014 – As temperatures drop and consumers begin cranking up their heating systems, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)have launched a new online toolkit to help local fire departments educate the public about the associated risks of carbon monoxide (CO) in the months ahead. November through February represent …

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Tyco Fire Protection Recalls Simplex Fire Alarm Control Panels Due to Failure to Activate (Recall Alert)

Westminster, Mass., November 20, 2014  — Tyco Fire Protection is recalling a group of its Simplex 4100ES Fire Alarm Control Panels due to a defective chip that may prevent activation during alarm conditions. Recall Summary Name of product: Simplex 4100ES Fire Alarm Control Panel Hazard: A defective chip in the alarm panel can cause premature battery failure and prevent activation …

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Making Your Jobsite Safer for Visitors

By Safety Management Group During a normal construction or renovation project, there may be any number of tradespeople on the jobsite on any particular day. Those workers have received the safety training the owner expects, and it’s reasonable to assume that they’ll adhere to the rules and standards that have been established. What about the other people who may have …

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The Nine Elements of a Sound and Successful Project Site Specific Plan

By John Knight, ASP, CHST, Lead Safety Advisor Safety Management Group A Project Site Specific Plan (PSSP) is a critical and practical part of ensuring safety on a worksite. An effective plan gives contractors the opportunity to list the hazards their workers will encounter on the site, so that they can identify and implement corrective actions before work begins. Ideally, …

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Help Safety Management Group Help Others

Indianapolis — Safety Management Group Philanthropic Team is asking for your vote to help our company support an important organization in Indianapolis.   Click here to view a brief video and vote!   On November 21, 2014, several Safety Management Group Associates met at Outreach, Inc. (Website) on New York Street in Indianapolis to help with preparation of food for …

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OSHA Announces New Requirements for Reporting Severe Injuries

WASHINGTON, September 11, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will …

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Making Onsite Training more Effective

By Safety Management Group For most of today’s workplaces, training is an ongoing activity that is increasingly important. Whether training focuses on sharing safe work practices, learning about new processes, or simply getting a refresher for familiar skills or tasks, employers place a high value on these activities. Unfortunately, employees don’t always share the belief that training is extremely important, …

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Accident Investigation Kits – What You Need to Know

By Safety Management Group You’re supervising a jobsite that’s two hours away from your company’s offices, and the unthinkable happens: one of your subcontractor’s craftspeople has been seriously injured. His coworkers are performing first aid, and you can hear the ambulance’s siren as it approaches. Work has stopped completely as everyone looks on. What do you do next? It’s a …

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Shivvers Recalls Riding Lawn Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, DC, September 25, 2014 — Shivvers Manufacturing is recalling its Country Clipper Riding Lawn Mower due to a potential fire hazard.   Recall Summary   Name of product: Riding lawn mowers Hazard: The ignition module can fail to ground, resulting in overheating and melting, posing a fire hazard. Units: About 1,650 in the U.S. and 261 in Canada Description: …

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