Older Workers Create Concern About Safety

By Safety Management Group If you’ve noticed that you’re seeing more gray hair on your worksites, you’re not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of workers age 55 and older will have jumped by 72 percent over 2000 levels in 2015. That compares to an increase of just seven percent for younger workers. The graying of the …

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BatteriesPlus Recalls Replacement Battery Packs Used with Cordless Tools Due to Explosion Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 21, 2011 – 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: Rayovac NI-CD Cordless Tool Battery Packs …

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Minimize the Hazards Presented by Hazardous Waste

  By Safety Management Group When the average person thinks about hazardous wastes, their minds probably conjure an image of a remediation worker in a moonsuit using a sophisticated robot to move vials of mysterious compounds. After all, that’s the way TV and movies tend to portray those materials. In reality, hazardous wastes are all around us, especially in workplaces. …

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Safety Management Group Named Among Nation’s Largest Safety Firms

New York, December 2011 — Business Insurance Magazine has named Safety Management Group of Indiana, Inc. the third largest independent safety consulting firm in the United States in their 2011 Independent Safety Consulting Firm Ranking. Safety Management Group of Indiana, Inc. has been ranked within top 10 safety consulting firms by the magazine since it entered the ranking in 2006. The listing …

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OSHA Aims to Protect Workers During Winter Weather

WASHINGTON, December 21, 2011 – – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created a web page to help protect workers from hazards they may face during winter storm response and recovery operations. The Web page provides guidance on how employers and workers involved in cleanup and recovery operations can recognize snow storm-related hazards and the …

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SMG Associates Recognized for Customer Service

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. Ten current associates received multiple …

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Contractor Prequalification: An Effective Safety Strategy

Jordan Hollingsworth, MS, ASP, CHST, CHSP, CRIS® Safety Advisor, Design and Construction When you approach many companies’ facilities for the first time, you have to stop at a front gate or a front desk to identify yourself and explain why you’re there. The reason for that security is evident: the company wants to make sure that the only people who …

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Survivor of Holiday Lighting Accident Shares Life-Saving Safety Lessons

Reprinted from PRNewswire SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 21, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — Thanksgiving weekend for millions is when the boxes of lights come out and the decorating begins. Unfortunately, every year people are hurt in decorating accidents. The U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission reports that during the two months surrounding the holiday season, more than 14,000 people are treated in hospital …

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Excavator Incident Investigation Recap

Here’s an investigation recap of an excavator incident occuring in Canada.

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Protecting Workers From Robotic Devices

By Safety Management Group It’s a staple of science fiction movies: the robot that goes berserk and wreaks havoc on its human masters. Real life is not quite that dramatic, and today’s industrial robots may not be as capable as the automatons from the movies, but those robots are actually capable of causing injuries and damage. As U.S. manufacturers sought …

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