Crown Boiler Recalls Home Heating Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

Washington, DC, December 2013 — Crown Boiler has recalled home heating boilers due to carbone monoxide hazard. The air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners in the event that there is a blockage in the vent system allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide, posing a CO poisoning hazard to the consumer. Name of product: Gas-fired …

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How Safe is Your Worksite’s Air?

By Safety Management Group If you asked construction workers about the hazards on their jobsites, you’d probably get a long list encompassing everything from power tools, to ladders and scaffolds, to vehicles, to wiring and more. It’s a safe bet that most workers don’t even think twice about one of the biggest potential hazards to their well-being — even though …

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SMG Associates Recognized for Customer Service Achievement in 2013

Indianapolis, Ind., December 6, 2013 — 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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Holiday Safety Tips from North Carolina Public Power

Buck the Lineman attends Stormy Weathers’ holiday gathering and provides some helpful holiday safety tips in this video prepared by North Carolina Public Power.

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One World Technologies Recalls Ryobi Battery Chargers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Washington, DC, November 5, 2013 — One World Technologies is recalling Ryobi Battery Chargers due to fire and burn hazards. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: Ryobi P113 Dual Chemistry Battery Chargers Hazard: The chargers can malfunction, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. …

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Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Safety Outreach Materials

Facts about home holiday fires – One of every three home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems. – Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. On average, one of every 40 reported home structure Christmas tree fires results in a death compared to an average of one …

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Compliance Happens (When You Protect People)

By Safety Management Group Some business owners and site superintendents live in absolute fear. The terror haunts them every day at work, and it’s never far from their minds at home. It’s not a fear of something they encounter during a typical day; nor is it an unreasonable dread of something supernatural. Still, you can see the panic in their …

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Extended Workdays and the Impact on Safety

By Safety Management Group As companies try to improve productivity and worker satisfaction, they may look into a variety of strategies. One approach that’s often considered is extended workdays, in which workers might work four ten-hour days instead of five eight-hour days (or any number of similar combinations). Extended days also offer advantages in industries that may be impacted by …

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OSHA Releases New Resources to Better Protect Workers from Hazardous Chemicals

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2013 – Each year in the United States, tens of thousands of workers are made sick or die from occupational exposures to the thousands of hazardous chemicals that are used in workplaces every day. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today launched two new web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe. …

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Vintage Railroad Safety Film

“Count the Seconds,” an employee training film designed to teach the safe way to work near trains in the yards. WDTVLIVE42 – Transport, technology, and general interest movies from the past – newsreels, documentaries & publicity films from my archives.

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