Ensuring Safety During Extended Workdays

  By Scott Spence, Manager of Business Development, Safety Management Group (email) When evaluating whether to use extended workdays, companies will normally consider a variety of factors – and worker safety should be one of them. Although extended workdays are not inherently more hazardous, some of aspects associated with them should be considered before making a decision. Benefits and downsides. …

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CPSC Identifies Manufacturers of Problem Drywall Made in China

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 25, 2010 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is releasing today the names of the drywall manufacturers whose drywall emitted high levels of hydrogen sulfide in testing conducted for the agency by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). There is a strong association between hydrogen sulfide and metal corrosion.Of the samples tested, the top ten reactive sulfur-emitting …

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Enhancing Safety and Coordination Before the Job Begins

John Knight, CHP, CHST Safety Advisor  In nearly every construction site, multiple groups of craftspeople handle their own tasks and timetables, all built around larger project objectives and schedules. However, none of those groups works in a vacuum. Even when they aren’t performing their tasks in the same space as another group, their tasks and timelines may cross over one …

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What Every Owner and Contractor Should Know About NFPA70E

Allen Holt Manager of Operations/Chief Engineer Premier Power Maintenance Keeping up with the wide variety of workplace safety regulations can seem like a full-time job, and it’s not unusual for building owners and contractors to view many of those rules and guidelines as little more than nuisances that get in the way of progress and profits. Often, that kind of …

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British PSA Highlights Hazards of Texting While Driving

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Safety notice and recall for the Fluke 1AC-I VoltAlertTM Voltage Tester

Everett, Washington, March 24, 2010 — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Fluke is voluntarily recalling its Fluke 1AC-I VoltAlertTM voltage tester, a product that was first released for sale on September 29, 2009. The affected model number is listed in the table below. If you own a Fluke 1AC-I (1AC-A1-I), please stop using it and send it …

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Riley Golf Outing Set for June 11 — Register Today!

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 11, …

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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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