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Safety Management Insights

Introducing the BasicSafe Quiz Module

Posted by Don Brown on Feb 20, 2017 8:30:00 AM

BasicSafe has developed a new module, now available with the rest of our safety software suite. We previously offered one training validation method; we now proudly introduce a new one.

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The Impact of Technology on Safety for Safety Personnel

Posted by Don Brown on Feb 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM

As safety professionals, we often consider the impacts of internal policies and regulatory changes on the well-being of our workers. OSHA spends hundreds of millions of dollars every year enforcing these policies, and advocacy groups push for changes in the way employers and employees interact.

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Introducing the BasicSafe Violations Module

Posted by Don Brown on Jan 23, 2017 8:30:00 AM

You track all of your employees’ work-related accidents and illnesses, but are you also recording their rules violations, resultant damages and corrective actions? Not every unsafe behavior leads to an accident, but consistent violations records are crucial for OSHA compliance, as auditors always want to make sure you’re doing everything in your power to provide a safe work environment. Tracking both safe and unsafe behaviors also allows you to provide more effective safety training and work instructions.

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Are Your Safety Efforts Ready for 2017?

Posted by Don Brown on Jan 16, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Is your safety team ready for the new year now that 2016 has come to a close? Between tighter regulations, ever-changing record-keeping requirements and a few new OSHA rules, there are plenty of matters to keep in mind. Just as important are your internal affairs: tracking incidents, training employees and continuing to foster a culture that puts safety first. If you’re feeling overwhelmed — or if you just want to make sure your ducks are in a row — use these guidelines as you plan for a safe and productive 2017.

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Strategies for Multi-Employer Worksite Safety

Posted by Don Brown on Jan 9, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Multi-employer worksites have come under far greater scrutiny in the last few years because so many contractors are working together, merging or collaborating with the federal government on large-scale construction projects. Contractors are also classifying full-time employees as part-time or temporary.

In addition to the legal liabilities these situations present, multi-employer worksites have many unique hazards. Differing safety policies, standard practices and training levels can create an uneven playing field where many workers are ill-prepared for — or unaware of — the dangers of their surroundings.

Ultimately, whether you’re partnering with a staffing agency, hiring independent contractors or working alongside another firm, you’ll need to keep in mind a few of the most important strategies for multi-employer worksite safety.

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BasicSafe’s Award-Winning Clients

Posted by Kevin Shoemaker on Jan 2, 2017 8:30:00 AM

We at BasicSafe pride ourselves on our ability to help companies across the country maintain safety policies and procedures to keep their work environments safe. It is an honor to help our clients with their safety and compliance efforts.

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OSHA's Top 10 Violations of 2016

Posted by Don Brown on Dec 12, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As 2016 draws to a close, OSHA released its list of the top 10 health and safety violations based on over 31,000 inspections conducted throughout the year. More than 4,500 workers are killed on the job every year, making this an important reference in the effort to curb workplace deaths, amputations and hospitalizations.

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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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