News and Articles: BasicSafe Safety Management Software

OSHA Requests Funding Increase to Strengthen Enforcement and Safety

Posted by Don Brown on Mar 31, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Hazardous businesses – and even seemingly safe job sites – are always under scrutiny, and the federal government could become even more watchful in the next year. President Obama's 2016 budget proposal calls for a seven percent bump in the budget for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an increase that would add 90 full-time positions to the agency. While it may be an uphill battle for proponents to keep the proposal in the budget, safety mangers and other safety-concerned personnel need to keep an eye out for its potential economic and industrial impacts.

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Topics: osha, Job Safety Analysis, safety compliance

SLIDESHARE: This Year’s OSHA Safety Policy Updates

Posted by Don Brown on Mar 24, 2015 7:00:00 AM

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is constantly updating its rules and regulations in accordance with recent investigations, incidents, legislation and public demands. Some of these policies carry hefty consequences for non-compliance, and even small employers have to stay up to speed.

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Topics: safety policy

QUIZ: Is Your Operation Ready for 21st Century Safety Challenges?

Posted by Don Brown on Mar 19, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Most industries have made big progress in safety planning and management throughout the last few decades, but there's still plenty of room for improvement. In our fast-paced, on-the-margins competitive economy, businesses need to not only commit to safer policies and procedures – they need to do so in the most cost-effective ways possible. Even if your company has reduced incidents and cut related costs, there may be plenty of under-the-radar opportunities to make your employees even safer.

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Topics: Safety Management, safety culture

Your Environmental Compliance Scheduling Questions Answered

Posted by Don Brown on Mar 9, 2015 9:05:02 AM

Remembering to schedule those monthly air quality inspections and other environmental compliance checks just got a lot easier, thanks to our new planner-scheduler tool.

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Topics: environmental compliance, Planner-Scheduler tool,

10 Eye-Opening Statistics About Workplace Safety in Healthcare

Posted by Don Brown on Feb 26, 2015 8:30:00 AM

The business of caring for others often takes a physical toll on healthcare workers.

They are constantly lifting, pulling, repositioning and moving patients who are unable to move themselves, putting them at risk for musculoskeletal injuries. In fact, patient handling was the number one concern for hospitals in a 2012 Health Care Workers Barometer survey by Aon Risk Solutions.

In addition, healthcare workers deal with hazardous variables like contagious patients, sharp medical objects, bloodborne pathogens and potentially violent individuals.

With the help of improved safety programs and new technology, including patient lifting devices, healthcare companies have been able to decrease the frequency of workers compensation claims. Unfortunately, the costs of individual claims are rising.

Here are 10 statistics that illustrate the need for stronger workplace safety programs in healthcare.

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Topics: healthcare industry safety, workplace safety

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