Do You Understand Your EMR?

Gary Gokey, CSP, ARM Loss Control, Safety Management Group Most people have a pretty good understanding of the basic concept of insurance. Everyone contributes a relatively small amount to a risk pool, so that a larger amount is available when they face a loss. On the other hand, how insurance companies determine the premiums they charge is quite complex and …

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Are You Competent in OSHA’s Eyes?

  Dave Schuster, CHST Safety Advisor Anyone who has some degree of responsibility for worker safety is probably familiar with OSHA’s requirement that safety oversight be handled by a “competent person.” But what exactly does that mean? What makes an individual “competent” in OSHA’s eyes? From a regulatory standpoint, the law defines a competent person as someone “who is capable …

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Safety Management Group Associates Recognized for Creating Top Workplace

Indianapolis – Safety Management Group, one of the largest independent safety consulting firms in the United States, has been named among the top workplaces in Indiana by the Indianapolis Star newspaper (link to article). “I’m thrilled to have our associates recognized in this manner,” says Kent Burget, President of Safety Management Group. “They deserve all the recognition for their hard work in creating a …

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Coil Nailers Recalled by Hitachi Koki Due to Serious Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, DC, March 11, 2010 — 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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Coil Nailers Units: About 50,000 in the United States and about 15,000 in Canada Importer: Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd., …

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Fulford Earns CHST Designation

Jasonville, Indiana — Kim Fulford recently completed requirement for her Construction Safety and Health Technician (CHST) certification, becoming the most recent Safety Management Group Associate to earn the distinction. Kim earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety Management from Indiana University and is an OSHA Outreach Trainer. She earned her Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification in March 2010. …

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OSHA eTool Explains Ways to Protect the Safety of Electric Power Workers

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2010 — Approximately 80 workers die from electric shock each year while working on electrical equipment or related utility operations. To help prevent such deaths, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently published the “Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Standard” eTool. Recent deaths have illustrated the dangers of working with electric power. A worker installing decorative lights on a …

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Wind Turbines: Don’t Blow Off Safety Planning

Craig Clark and Robb Tinney, Safety Advisor Safety Management Group Chad Shearer, Training Center Manager Skala Inc. You’re working fifty miles from the nearest city, atop a brand-new wind turbine standing 256 feet above a just-planted soybean field that’s been turned into soup by three days of rain. Fortunately, the sun is shining today, and the gentle breeze feels good. You …

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Five Steps to Safer Scaffolding

Robb Tinney, Safety Advisor Safety Management Group OSHA reports that nearly two out of three construction workers frequently perform at least part of their work on scaffolding. Although they may not think of scaffolds as dangerous places, roughly 4,500 workers are injured each year in scaffold-related incidents, and as many as 50 actually die. Are scaffolds inherently dangerous? As with …

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Charity Golf Outing to Benefit Riley Set for June 11

Indianapolis – Please join Safety Management Group for the 8th annual charity golf outing to benefit Riley Hospital for Children. Over the past seven years because of your support the event has been a great success, raising $84,000.00 to benefit the children at Riley. This year’s event will occur at the Plum Creek Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana on Friday, June …

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GE Recalls Commercial CO2 and Temp Sensors

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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: GE Telaire Airestat and Carrier Single Beam Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Temperature Sensors Units: About 9,400 units Distributor: GE Infrastructure Sensing Inc., of Billerica, Mass. Hazard: The …

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