Wing Enterprises Recalls Its Switch-it Stepladder

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2012 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Stepladder and Stepstool Combination Units: About 20,000 Importer: Wing Enterprises Inc., …

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SMG Associates Recognized for Customer Service Achievement in 2012

Indianapolis — 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.  Four current associates received …

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Portable Generators Recalled by Champion Power Equipment Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, DC, November 2, 2012 — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Portable generators Units: About 8,600 Manufacturer: Champion Power …

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Dumb Ways to Die

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OSHA Undertakes Construction Incidents Prevention Initiative

PHILADELPHIA, November 26, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has concluded its 2012 “Construction Incident Prevention Initiative,” during which it issued 243 citations and assessed a total of $658,862 in proposed fines to companies on construction sites throughout the agency’s Philadelphia Region. The four-month campaign included 545 no-notice inspections focused on falls, trenches and silica exposure. …

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Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations Cited in 2012

Washington DC, November 9, 2012 — The Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the top 10 cited workplace safety violations for the fiscal year of 2012. The list was unveiled at the NSC Congress & Expo this year by Patrick Kapust, Deputy Director, Directorate of Enforcement Programs for OSHA. From the NSC website: “We appreciate our colleagues …

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Supporting Concrete Boom Pump Outriggers

Ryan Graft, CHST, CHSP Safety Advisor  One of the handiest pieces of equipment designed for construction sites has to be the concrete boom pump. Generations of construction workers who pushed wheelbarrow loads of concrete from the mixer to the pouring location, or carefully swung bucketloads from one place to another and did their best not to strike anything in between …

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Working With First Responders

By Cory Moore, NREMT-P, CSST Safety Advisor Safety professionals, paramedics, and firefighters all the share the goal of protecting people and property from harm. Each group has different responsibilities, and they approach their tasks from a different perspective, but they are definitely not in competition with one another. In fact, the more effectively they work together, the better each group will …

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Safe Practices with Pressurized Containers

By Safety Management Group You’ll find a variety of pressurized containers all over construction sites and industrial settings. In fact, tanks for compressed gases are so common that it’s very easy to take them for granted and forget that they can be extremely dangerous in several ways. One obvious hazard that comes to mind is the potential for pressurized containers …

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Preflight Safety Briefings in the Airline Industry Take a Decidedly Creative Turn

Now that videos have replaced the preflight instructions once issued by flight attendants, airlines are clamoring to be the most creative at delivering a message of safety. Here are some favorites (in no particular order):

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