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July’s Unsafe Photos

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RMS Sponsors Employee’s Mission Trip To Nicaragua

One of our RMS Safety Managers, Eric Hartley, with a group of 9 people left from Indianapolis to serve the people Bethel, Nicaragua and a few surrounding villages. These team members are representatives of Seerley Creek Christian and Common Ground West Church in partnership with Vision Nicaragua. There were several teachers from the Indianapolis schools (IPS and the Oaks Academy) who were in the group to come along side to serve the native teachers in Bethel. Quickly it became obvious the teachers were unfunded with resources, but their passion for their students was inspirational. The team identified some needs that could be met and purchased globes, pens, paper, folders, rulers, and other items that we just take for granted to be in a classroom. This was the first time the school had a globe in a classroom. As you can imagine the difficulty to teach geography without maps or a […]

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BCSP Workshop at RMS

This past week, RMS hosted a Prep Course for the CSP, ASP, CHST, and OSHT certification exams. The course covered universal content that prepared the students for all BCSP exams. We were very pleased with the education and study guides provided to prepare the students for the exams. We had a great turnout and are planning to have another Prep Course this fall. If you are interested in the fall course, contact Leah at leah@rms-safety.com.

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June’s Good Catch winner!

This month, we awarded Tammy Hines with the best catch.  Tammy was notified by one of our longstanding customers that a recent audit disqualified them from being “CCS Certified”.  We are very diligent at making sure our clients reach and maintain their qualification with CCS, ISN, Avetta and others, so Tammy knew it wasn’t because of an issue with their Safety Program.  After rolling-up her sleeves and digging-in, she discovered that the sole reason for their disqualification was because of a recordkeeping mistake.  The client had misclassified one case as a Lost Workday Case and that alone caused the issue.  After notifying the client and contacting CCS about the mistake, the client’s status was changed back to Certified! This is just one of many examples of how Tammy and our other staff members go above and beyond to serve our clients.  Please let us know how we can help you!

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May’s Unsafe Photos

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National Electrical Safety Month

Every year in the United States, workplace electrical incidents result in more than 300 deaths and 3,500 injuries.  While electrical hazards are not the leading cause of on-the-job injuries and fatalities, they are disproportionately fatal and costly.  For every 13 electrical injuries – a worker dies. According to OSHA, electrical incidents cause an average of 13 days away from work and nearly one fatality every day. Electrical incidents rank 6th among all causes of work related deaths in the U.S. Over the past decade, 46,000 workers were injured from on the job electrical hazards and a worker is severely hurt every 30 minutes from electricity.   To help reduce the possibility of more electrical incidents, ESFI (Electrical Safety Foundation International) has declared May as National Electrical Safety Month. This years theme is Electrical Safety During National Disasters. Check out resources below provided by ESFI.

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Boots & Bling Gala

RMS Safety was presented with the opportunity to sponsor a wonderful event in Danville, IN this past weekend benefiting Theratails Riding Center. The 1st Annual Boots and Bling Gala was raising money to build a heated barn so physical therapy can be done year round. This therapy is used to strengthen the spine and improve balance and overall musculoskeletal strength for individuals with special needs. With our help and many others, the Gala was able to raise over $48,000! We are so thankful to have been given the opportunity to help such an inspiring organization in the local Indianapolis area.

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Good Catch Program

We have recently asked our Safety Professionals to notify us when they discover unique unsafe practices while on the job. This gives them the opportunity to share with us some of the work they do, and allows us to share with you some unsafe situations. Below you will see the winning photo for April’s Good Catch Program. Person sitting 10 ft. above ground without a safety harness, lanyard or anchor. Cross braces in photo are from a different scaffold. Person would have fallen 10 ft. if he continued without a harness. Too much slack in the rope grab while on the leading edge.

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April’s Unsafe Photos

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Trenching Soil Classification

In order for Trench work to be done safely, soil classification must be completed by a competent person. The video below was published by OSHA recently as an introduction to Soil Classification. Knowing soil classifications can help prevent cave-ins while excavating. For more information from OSHA about Soil Classification, click here.

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