OSHA Sets Example with Recordkeeping Fine

Reprinted from osha.gov HOUSTON, September 1, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued Goodman Manufacturing Co. LP 83 willful citations for failing to record and improperly recording work-related injuries and illnesses at the company’s Houston air conditioning cooling facility. Proposed penalties total $1,215,000. “Accurate workplace injury and illness records are vital tools for identifying …

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Black & Decker Recalls Random Orbit Sanders Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 9, 2010 – 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: Black & Decker Random Orbit Sanders Units: About …

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The Invisible Killer: Carbon Monoxide

by Safety Management Group When NASCAR driver Rick Mast called it quits back in 2002, safety was the primary factor. It wasn’t that the veteran driver had developed a fear of accidents or worried about debris on the track. Something inside his race car had been making him very sick. As he’d exit his car after races, Mast felt miserable, …

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ASSE’s Hill Comments on Reduction in Workplace Fatalities, Notes There is Much More to be Done

Des Plaines, IL (August 20, 2010) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) passes along its condolences to the families of the 4,340 people who lost their lives last year due to on-the-job injuries, according to statistics just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, yet note there is much more to do. Since 1911, members of ASSE, occupational safety, …

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Motorcyle Safety Featured in Video Offering from Tennessee

The number of motorcycle fatalities in Tennessee has doubled in the seven years after 2000. This Motorcycle safety video was developed the Tennessee Department of Safety, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Metro Nashville Police and motorcycle clubs across the state to encourage motorcycle riders to educate themselves before taking to the roads, and to remind drivers …

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Miami Breaker Recalls Counterfeit Square D Circuit Breakers Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, DC, August 2, 2010 — The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Counterfeit “Square D” Circuit Breakers Units: About 43,600 Distributor: Miami Breaker Inc. (MBI), of Miami, …

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OSHA’s Top 10 lists: The Hits Keep Coming

By Safety Management Group For David Letterman fans, the Top 10 list is a much-needed nightly dose of humor. Music fans see Top 10 lists as recognition of a job well done and marketplace success. But when the folks at OSHA publish a list, nobody smiles or wants to be included. Every year, the federal workplace safety watchdog issues a …

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Don’t Let Safety Fall Apart on Demolition Sites

Carrie LaBolle Safety Advisor Two of the biggest myths about demolition work are that it’s very simple and extraordinarily dangerous. The facts are very different. First, demolition work is anything but simple. Demolishing a large structure involves a lot more than brute force, especially when other nearby structures or people have to be protected. It takes careful planning and preparation …

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Safety Management Group Associate Recognized in the News

Indianapolis — Tim Hahn retired from Safety Management Group earlier this year, but has been no less busy. Here’s a clipping he forwarded to the office from  forwarded a clipping published in the Criterion last month along with he following message: Thought I’d pass this article on to you. it’s really not about me but about you and all the folks at SMG and other …

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Forklift Safety Training Video

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