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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US Chemical Safety Board Recreates Tragic Confined Space Incident

The five workers—Gary Foster, 48; Don DeJaynes, 43; Dupree Holt, 37; Anthony Aguirre, 19; and James St. Peters, 52—were applying sealant inside a large water-drainage pipe called a penstock when a fire broke out, trapping them 1,000 feet underground.

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Distracted Driving Involves Much More Than Texting

Brad Hunt, CHST Safety Advisor This spring, the Indiana General Assembly made the Hoosier State the 32nd nationwide to outlaw texting while driving for all drivers, expanding a previous law that banned the practice only for drivers under age 18. The new law, effective on July 1, carries a fine of up to $500 per violation. It’s safe to say that …

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GE Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 14, 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: GE Zoneline Air Conditioners and Heaters Units: About …

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Charity Golf Outing Raises over $6,500 for Riley Hospital for Children

Indianapolis — Safety Management Group’s ninth annual Charity Golf Outing raised approximately $6,597 for the Riley Hospital for Children. Nearly 100 golfers participated in the event at Plum Creek Golf Club in Carmel. The event was coordinated by Safety Management Group’s Healthcare Services Group associates Ryan Graft, LaToya Foote, Brian Vermeulen, Cory Moore, Dan Hutchens, Jordan Hollingsworth, Jess Bowden, and Lissa Rullman. This …

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Indiana OSHA Pushes Revised Fall Protection Enforcement to Q4

Indianapolis, June 17, 2011 — In late 2010, Federal OSHA issued revised fall-protection guidelines that were to become effective June 16, 2011. However, federal OSHA recently changed the timeline, making full compliance with these new guidelines due Sept. 16, 2011. Please refer to www.osha.gov for additional information on Fall Protection Requirements for Residential Construction. Indiana OSHA will commence full enforcement of the …

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Protecting Yourself from Blood and Bodily Fluids

Cory Moore, NREMT-P CSST Safety Advisor and Paramedic  When I began my career as an Emergency Medical Technician two decades ago, blood-splattered clothes were worn as a badge of pride. They were a sign that you had been through a very busy shift, handling especially tough calls. Being covered with blood and dirt told your colleagues that you had been …

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DOL Issues OSHA Recordkeeping Web Tool Resource

Washington, DC, May 20, 2011 — The U.S. Department of Labor has issued the OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor, a new Web resource that will aid employers in understanding their responsibilities to report and record work-related injuries and illnesses. The OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor assists employers to quickly determine whether an injury or illness is work-related, or if a work-related injury or illness needs to be recorded, …

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