News and Articles: BasicSafe Safety Management Software

New Tools that Make Auditing a Breeze

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 24, 2014 2:04:48 PM

Safety audits probably aren’t your favorite part of the job, but they’re one of the most important steps you can take to prevent accidents.

Conducting voluntary audits signals your company is making a good-faith effort to commit to workplace safety and comply with regulations.

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Topics: Safety Management, Audit Management, Corporate audits, violations, Employee relations

5 Ways to Improve Your Safety Training Now

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 22, 2014 10:00:00 AM

There’s no question effective training saves lives, and inadequate training can cost lives.

In a ruling last month following a front-end loader accident at a Nebraska asphalt facility, OSHA cited the company’s failure to have someone properly trained to administer first aid as a contributing factor in the death of a 35-year-old man.

Supervisors who are responsible for training employees should have adequate training themselves. As the safety manager, you’re responsible for ensuring all individuals have the knowledge they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.

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Topics: Training, Integrated Safety Software, Training Management, Policies & Procedures

Selling Safety Management to the Rest of Your Organization

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 18, 2014 8:30:00 AM

You know your programs matter, but how do you convince your fellow managers?

It’s not that your team doesn’t appreciate what you do. More than likely, they just don’t understand what you’re trying to accomplish, why it’s necessary or how it fits into the company’s mission.

According to a recent Safety News Alert poll, 19 percent of safety managers said their biggest challenge was getting buy-in from senior management. If you’ve ever struggled to roll out a new initiative, you’ve probably heard all these reactions.

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Topics: Safety Management, Incident Reporting, Process Safety Management, Expectation Setting, Integrated Safety Software

Who's Next on OSHA's List (And How To Be Ready If It's You)

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 17, 2014 9:32:39 AM

Although sometimes it might feel like OSHA inspectors throw darts at the phone book to decide where they’ll stop next, the administration is more predictable than you think.

OSHA doesn’t take pleasure in slapping down fines. Its primary aim is to protect workers, so it genuinely wants to help your business ace inspections.

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Topics: Incident Reporting, osha, inspection, citations, fall protection

How Safety Databases Make Managers' Lives Easier

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 10, 2014 11:00:00 AM

As a safety manager, you are part salesman, part policeman and part cheerleader. 

You need to convince your employees that every program and procedure is designed with their best interest in mind, and nothing is a waste of time.

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Topics: BasicSafe, Safety Management, safety software, Integrated Safety Software