Safety At Work

A funny video that reminds us all to keep our hats on at the construction site! Or this could happen

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Staying Alert About Fatigue

By Safety Management Group Earlier this year, an airline pilot was making the familiar approach to Washington’s National Airport. As always, the approach controller handed him off to the airport’s tower controller. While the plane continued to descend, the pilot radioed his position to the tower, and waited for a reply. He didn’t receive one, so he tried again. And …

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The Hot Facts About Welding and Cutting Safety

By Safety Management Group It would stand to reason that a device that produces an intense flame or concentrated electric arc would be inherently dangerous. But welding and cutting equipment has become so familiar on many of today’s worksites that it’s easy to lose sight of the potential hazards. Safety professionals know that few things are more dangerous than complacency. When …

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NexTorch Recalls Flashlight Batteries Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3, 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: NexTorch™ NT123A flashlight batteries The U.S. Consumer …

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Safety Short: The Hazcom Song

        A funny video that reminds us all to keep our hats on at the construction site! Or this could happen!      

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OSHA Revises Directive for Reducing Commercial Driving Hazards

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently revised a directive (link) that provides guidance on OSHA procedures aimed at eliminating hazards and reducing worker injuries, illnesses and deaths during commercial diving operations. “Commercial divers who spend extended periods of time underwater are exposed to hazards such as drowning, circulatory and respiratory problems, and hypothermia,” said Assistant Secretary …

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Homelite Recalls Pressure Washer Surface Cleaner Attachments

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 21, 2011 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Homelite Surface Cleaner Attachments …

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Radiation Safety in the Workplace

By Safety Management Group Most people who grew up during the Cold War developed a strong fear of radiation. From fallout shelters to air raid drills, they faced constant reminders of nuclear war and its dangers (although some of what they learned was pretty silly — such as protecting one’s self from an atomic firestorm by hiding under wooden classroom …

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ICR’s Industry Wide Educational Event of the Year Set for September

Indianapolis – Safety Management Group is a proud co-sponsor of an important event being undertaken by the Indiana Construction Roundtable. The “Industry Wide Educational Event of the Year” will bring together owners from across the state of Indiana to share and learn from other owners, along with members of all segments of the construction industry, their unique experiences dealing with specific construction …

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The No-pressure Approach to Air Compressor Safety

By Safety Management Group One of today’s most versatile tools operates based on a very simple principle: squeezing a volume of air into a smaller space dramatically increases its pressure. Air compressors produce highly pressurized air that can be used to operate everything from paint guns to impact wrenches and much more. Pressurized air is remarkably powerful, and when used …

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