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OSHA and NIOSH Issue Hazard Alert for Silica Exposure
The agencies jointly issued a hazard alert about protecting workers from significant crystalline silica exposure during manufacturing, finishing, and installing natural and manufactured stone countertops.

OSHA Urges Increased Safety Awareness in Advance of July 4th Celebrations
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is urging the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to be vigilant in protecting workers from hazards while manufacturing, storing, transporting, displaying and selling fireworks for public events.

US Department of Labor's OSHA Announces Proposed Rule Addressing Crystalline Silica Exposure
US Department of Labor's OSHA announces proposed rule to protect workers exposed to crystalline silica.

Bringing Behavior-based Safety to Construction
Despite its success in the manufacturing sector, the concept of behavior-based safety has been slow to migrate to the world of construction.

OSHA Issues Enforcement Guidance on PPE for General Industry
A directive for determining whether employers have complied with OSHA personal protective equipment (PPE) standards has been released.

The Seven Essentials of Safety
Whether your business is in manufacturing, construction, or any other industry, modeling your own safety efforts upon successful safety programs used by top companies will help you do a better job of meeting your objectives.

Partnership Renewed between Safety Management Group and the Indiana Manufacturers Assocoaition
Indiana Manufacturers Association members will benefit from safety training delivered by Safety Management Group.

OSHA 2009 Site-Specific Targeting Program Underway
Nursing homes, manufacturing establishments among nearly 4,000 worksites on inspection list under OSHA's Site-Specific Targeting 2009 program.

Indiana Manufacturers Association Partners with Safety Management Group
Indiana Manufacturers Association members will benefit from safety training delivered by Safety Management Group.

Indiana Work-Related Fatalities at Record Low Rate
Manufacturing and retails trades posted dramatic decreases in on-the-job fatalities, resulting in the lowest overall rates since the current tracking methods were incorporated in 1991.

Burget and Tinney Present Information at Reno Safety Event
The conference offered three days of seminars and workshops at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Reno beginning June 25th.

Safety Management Group Assists Contractor at Honda Construction Project in Greensburg, Indiana
Indianapolis -- Safety Management Group is providing staffing services and project safety oversight for an industrial electrical contractor on the Honda Manufacturing of Indiana project in Greensburg, Indiana for the next seven months.

Safety Management Group Offers Full Compliment of Online Safety Training
Safety Management Group increases the amount of safety training available to online users.

OSHA Proposes Revisions to Electrical Installation Standard
"The general industry electrical installation standard has not been updated since 1981, so it is important that we update these requirements to reflect the most current practices and technologies in the industry."

OSHA Offers Two New Compliance Assistance Web Tools
"We want to provide the most useful and most accessible information possible to help employers, employees and businesses stay safe, healthy, and successful."

The pros and cons of extended work days
Non-traditional work days are becoming more and more common on in manufacturing and construction settings. What type of considerations should an employer make when deciding whether to utilize an extended work day'

Handling Inspections: Tips from the Insiders
Experts and those who have been there share tips on surviving a visit from OSHA. by Robert J. Grossman (Reprinted from the October 1999 issue of HR Magazine)

Safely Using Nail Guns and Related Tools
According to one study, two of every five apprentice carpenters suffered an injury from a nail gun during their four-year apprenticeships -- and half of those wound up being injured twice!

Shivvers Recalls Riding Lawn Mowers Due to Fire Hazard
The ignition module can fail to ground, resulting in overheating and melting, posing a fire hazard.

Seven Useful Strategies that Set the Tone for Safety
The safety orientation session can be an excellent opportunity to set the tone for a project, and to help workers understand both the importance of safety and the role they play in achieving a safe workplace.

The Dangers Associated with Diesel Exhaust
In this article, we’ll examine the contents of diesel exhaust, the health concerns associated with exposure, and strategies employers can use to minimize that exposure.

Exmark Recalls Quest ZRT Riding Mowers
The riding mower’s steering assembly can fail and cause riders to lose steering, posing a crash hazard.

Crown Boiler Recalls Home Heating Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard
The air pressure switch on CWD series cast-iron natural gas or liquid petroleum hot water boilers can fail to shut down the burners when required.

OSHA Releases New Resources to Better Protect Workers from Hazardous Chemicals
U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today launched two new web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe.

Brownfield Sites Create Additional Safety Challenges
Construction companies and related contractors are learning these sites create challenges when it comes to worker safety.

OSHA Announces New national Emphasis Program for Occupational Exposure to Isocyanates
Through this program, OSHA will strengthen protections for workers exposed to isocyanates.

Kubota Recalls Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)
The fuel tank’s pressure relief valve can malfunction, causing the tank to expand and rub against the transmission drive belt and drive cooling fan. This can wear a hole in the fuel tank and cause a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard.

Ten Often-ignored Office Hazards
In this article, we’ll review the greatest hazards and practical strategies for keeping injuries and illnesses to a minimum.

OSHA Releases Online Tool to Help Protect Workers Exposed to Cadmium
OSHA's Cadmium Biological Monitoring Advisor analyzes biological monitoring results provided by the user.

ASSE Announces Support for New Efforts to Prevent Construction Worker Falls
The national campaign to raise awareness about how to prevent falls in construction is also supported by state governments, private industries, trade associations, academia and professional and labor organizations.

Common Safety Myths--Do You Believe?
In this article, we’ll touch on a dozen of the most common myths, so you can put your own beliefs to the test.

Hot Work: Controlling Spark Producing Activities
The hazards associated with hot work can be serious in nature when not properly managed or abated.

Husqvarna Recalls Grass and Hedge Trimmers Due to Fire Hazard
Fuel can leak from the rubber spacer holding the fuel lines in the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.

Demystifying the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
We’ve all seen ground-fault circuit interrupters or GFCIs at home near sinks in the bathroom and kitchen; but what exactly does a GFCI do, how does it work and where are they required?

Gas Cylinders Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
The seal on the cylinders can leak after torches or other fuel consuming equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire hazard.

OSHA Offers Short Videos on Respirator Usage
Occupational Safety and Health Administration has posted a series of 17 videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on the job.

OSHA Offers New Online Outreach Training Program Provider
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced its selection of 10 OSHA authorized training providers to deliver 25 online courses as part of its Outreach Training Program.

US Injury Rate Drops Slightly in 2010
Private sector injury rate drops in sharp contract to the public sector.

Solid Foundations for Scaffold Safety
By respecting that complexity and ensuring that all employees involved with their erection and use are properly supervised, supervisors will be able to reduce the number of injuries and equipment damage caused by scaffold-related incidents.

Radiation Safety in the Workplace
While all forms of ionizing radiation can have significant health effects, the potential impact depends upon the type of radiation and the amount to which a person is exposed.

ICR’s Industry Wide Educational Event of the Year Set for September
The "Premier Owners Sharing Leading-Edge Ideas and Lessons Learned" symposium will occur in Indianapolis on September 29.

What exactly are Permissible Exposure Levels?
What exactly is an exposure, and what makes it permissible? And how can a worker or a safety professional determine levels?

The American Society of Safety Engineers Reflect on 100 Years of Protecting People, Property and the Environment
The modern occupational safety and health movement began in 1911 after the horrific Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, NY, March 25, 1911.

Safety Managment Group Named Among Top Five Consulting Firms in US
Business Insurance magazine ranks Safety Management Group among top five largest independent safety consulting firms in U.S.

OSHA Sets Example with Recordkeeping Fine
OSHA's 1.2 million dollar fine for a Texas-based manufacturer is intended to send a message to employers everywhere.

Safety Management Group Associates Recognized for Creating Top Workplace
Safety Management Group recognized among the top Indiana firms in the first “Top Workplaces” program sponsored by the Indianapolis Star.

Five Steps to Safer Scaffolding
Here are useful countermeasures and steps to help you address the ever-present dangers associated with scaffolding.

Coil Nailers Recalled by Hitachi Koki Due to Serious Injury Hazard
The nailers could have a faulty feeder that can allow nails to be ejected sideways, posing a serious injury hazard to the user or bystanders.

Safety Management Group Selected to Provide Services for Evonik Industries
Evonik Industries has started production at the former Eli Lilly and Co. plant near Lafayette, IN. The German-based company purchased the facility last year that includes the preservation of more than 650 jobs.

Gorilla Inc. Recalls EXO-Tech Safety Harness Due to Fall Hazard
The webbing of the waist belt on the safety harness is not routed through the lineman’s loop located on the front of the harness near waist level. Since the loops are not properly anchored to the harness webbing but are attached only through stitching not intended to restrain a user during a fall, they that can pull away from the harness when force is applied, leaving the user unrestrained.

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