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News and Articles: BasicSafe Safety Management Software

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

How Utility Companies Can Empower Workers for Managing Safety

Posted by Don Brown on Feb 24, 2015 11:00:00 AM

The utilities industry is still one of the most dangerous in the country. Approximately 444 serious injuries and 74 fatalities occur each year among people performing work involving electric power generation, transmission and distribution, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Common hazards include falls, electric shock and burns, all of which can lead to serious injury and death.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways utility workers and their employers can create safer working conditions – all the while saving time and money and creating a happier, healthier working environment. Complying with OSHA standards is a good start, but most companies need to go above and beyond those standards to create the safest conditions possible.

Here are a few ways your utility company can empower its workers for managing safety.

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Topics: Safety Management, Job Safety Analysis, Safety Procedures

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