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Safety Management Insights

How to Keep Your Employees safe during cold weather

Posted by Don Brown on Dec 5, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Winter presents some of the most dangerous conditions for outdoor workers. Do you know how to keep your employees safe during cold weather? Test your knowledge with our cold-weather quiz!

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Effective Tips for Workplace Housekeeping

Posted by Don Brown on Nov 29, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Effective housekeeping is crucial for workplace safety and efficiency. A clean environment reduces hazards and distractions, while clutter increases the likelihood of falls, spills and other dangerous incidents. The following are 10 effective tips for workplace housekeeping you can use to create a safer environment at your company.

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Keeping Employees Safe During the Holidays

Posted by Don Brown on Nov 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The holiday season is fast approaching and between inclement weather, poorly trained temporary workers and a host of other hazards, your employees may face more dangers than at any other time of the year. Stress, fatigue and holiday indulgences can also make workers less safe — as can rushing to meet end-of-year deadlines.

Avoid Excessive OvertimeOverall, workplace safety may require some extra work in the winter, particularly if your employees are on the job outdoors. To keep everyone as safe as possible, heed the following holiday tips.

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How to Get Employees to Participate in Safety Incentives

Posted by Don Brown on Nov 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM

For some employees, safety is simply not top of mind. In a perfect world, everyone in your workplace would be just as dedicated as you are to preventing accidents and illnesses — but there are few companies where that’s the case. Safety and productivity may go hand in hand, but there will always be workers who simply don’t see the inherent value in your policies.

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Legal Medical Marijuana Use and Employee Safety

Posted by Don Brown on Nov 8, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Medical marijuana is now legal in 25 states (along with Washington, D.C.), and even a few states have legalized recreational cannabis. Most of these legal changes occurred within the last 10 years, and while marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, prosecuting it has become a low priority.

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Talking Safety and Showcasing Software at Recent Conferences

Posted by Don Brown on Nov 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

BasicSafe attended two major conferences this month: the 2016 Southern Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Conference, and the National Safety Council Congress & Expo. We had a great time talking safety with other big players in the industry, and we educated plenty of people on the growing need for consistent, computerized safety documentation. Here’s a quick recap of the past couple of weeks.

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BasicSafe, Prevention First to Develop Custom Training Content

Posted by Don Brown on Oct 27, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Training is one of the most critical components of any safety program, and employees new and old need consistent education and reinforcement to stay compliant and avoid incidents. However, creating and executing a viable training program is easier said than done.

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Client Satisfaction: The Amalgamated Sugar company

Posted by Don Brown on Oct 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

For over five years, The Amalgamated Sugar Company (TASCO) has used BasicSafe’s safety software suite to boost efficiency, keep workers safe and comply with OSHA requirements. “I use the software probably three or four times per week,” says Bill Enderson, Colorado Quality Technician. “There were even times when I was spending 40 or 50 hours a week on it.”

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Hierarchy of Controls for Workplace Safety

Posted by Don Brown on Oct 11, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Exposure controls are critical for protecting workers, and they either remove hazardous conditions or place barriers between workers and hazards. Ventilators might remove airborne pathogens, for instance, or guards might be used to separate workers from rapidly spinning equipment. Well-designed engineering controls effectively protect workers without interfering with productivity or personal comfort, and without making tasks more difficult to perform.

Traditionally, companies and regulatory agencies have used hierarchies of controls to determine how they should implement workplace safety solutions. While the ideal solutions vary from one organization to the next, priorities and best practices are consistent. The following are the hierarchy of controls most important elements.

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Announcing BasicSafe’s New Director of Sales, Gary Tackett

Posted by Don Brown on Oct 5, 2016 8:30:00 AM

BasicSafe is proud to announce Gary Tackett as our new Director of Sales. In his new role, Gary works with BasicSafe Vice President Don Brown and President Kevin Shoemaker to promote the software, speak at trade shows and provide onsite demos to interested prospects. From the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to Switzerland’s renowned Lindt chocolate company, major organizations from around the world are working with Gary to learn the ins and outs of BasicSafe’s modules.

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