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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OSHA Publishes Final Rule on Cranes and Derricks in Construction

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that it is issuing a new rule addressing the use of cranes and derricks in construction, which will replace a decades-old standard. Approximately 267,000 construction, crane rental and crane certification establishments employing about 4.8 million workers will be affected by the rule published today. “The significant number of …

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Powered Industrial Trucks: Know the Risk

By Todd Teets Safety Trainer Forklifts and their many cousins in what OSHA lumps together as “powered industrial trucks” are among the most common vehicles on worksites – so common that it’s easy to take these workhorses for granted. However, taking them for granted and forgetting basic safety rules leads to many injuries each year and serious damage to property. Most …

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Multi-lingual Worksites: Translation is Only the First Step

By Cesar Esqueda AEF Construction You’ve no doubt heard that OSHA is stepping up enforcement of many workplace rules. One area that’s being watched closely is training and communication with workers who are not native English speakers. Companies are being required to provide training, training materials, and safety policies in their workers’ native languages. For years, many companies dealt with …

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Wire Feed Welder Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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: Wire feed welders Units: About 9,000 Importer: Star Asia USA, LLC d.b.a …

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