Heat: The Often-unseen Danger on Construction Sites

Jordan Hollingsworth, MS, ASP, CHST, CHSP, CRIS® Safety Advisor, Design and Construction Construction sites abound with visible hazards. From heavy equipment to powerful hand tools to materials that are inherently hazardous, the average construction site puts workers at risk in many ways.But one of the most insidious hazards on outdoor worksites is one that people don’t often think about, even …

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STIHL Recalls Chain Saws Due to Risk of Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 14, 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: MS 391 Chain Saws Units: About 3,000 Manufacturer: STIHL …

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OSHA Offers Short Videos on Respirator Usage

WASHINGTON, January 31, 2012 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has posted a series of 17 videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on the job. These short videos, nine in English and eight in Spanish, provide valuable information to workers in general industry and construction. Topics include OSHA’s Respiratory Standard, respirator use, training, fit-testing and detecting counterfeit respirators. The …

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OSHA Offers New Online Outreach Training Program Provider

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2012 — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced its selection of 10 OSHA authorized training providers to deliver 25 online courses as part of its Outreach Training Program. The OSHA Outreach Training Program teaches workers how to identify, prevent, and eliminate workplace hazards. The program also informs workers of their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to …

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There’s More to Fall Protection than the Lanyard

By Jordan Hollingsworth, MS, ASP, CHST, CHSP, CRIS® Safety Advisor, Design and Construction To children, few things are as thrilling as a jump from a “high” location. We can all remember jumping off of playground equipment, tree limbs, or small hills — along with the occasional scrapes and bruises we received to remind us of the hazards. By the time we …

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Heart Association Promoting Hands-Only CPR

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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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