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News and Articles: BasicSafe Safety Management Software

Healthy Workforce: Preventing Illness in the Workplace This Winter

Posted by Don Brown on Jan 21, 2015 8:30:00 AM

The holidays are behind us, but with another couple of months of winter ahead, we've all got to watch out for the cold, flu and other illnesses that can really put a damper on productivity. As usual, your employees will be working in close quarters and coming into contact with the same germ-ridden surfaces day after day.

In fact, there are an average of 36,000 deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations related to the flu each year, resulting in an economic burden of roughly $83.3 billion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To keep your workers safe and healthy – and to prevent illness-related costs and lost time – follow these tips for preventing wintertime sickness in your workplace. 

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Topics: Safety Management, Healthy Workforce

How Do I Get My Employees to Use Our Safety Software?

Posted by Don Brown on Jan 14, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Your company's execs have just made a big investment in a new safety software system. You’ve uploaded all your important documents and done your due diligence with the IT department to ensure a smooth transition. Now for the real test: Will your employees actually use it?

Or will they go right back to filing handwritten safety data sheets and job hazard analyses away in a binder a few weeks later?

A common concern among our newer BasicSafe users is generating buy-in among their workers, who often prefer to rely on older, manual ways of completing safety-related tasks. If this sounds familiar, follow these five tips to make the most of your investment.

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Topics: safety software

SLIDESHARE: Tips For Implementing Our Safety Software

Posted by Don Brown on Jan 8, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Our safety software is so easy to use that it requires minimal training. However, it’s still important to prepare your staff for a smooth transition if you’re implementing BasicSafe for the first time.

This is especially true if your staff is accustomed to using paper methods to manage job safety analyses, safety data sheets, job lockout/tagout or other important safety documents.

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Topics: BasicSafe, safety software, Safety Management Software

Managing Safety in 2015: Our Resolutions to You

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

You’ve certainly kept us busy this past year. As we celebrated 10 years in business, we rolled out safety software systems at a number of new companies and expanded the services we provide to others. Thanks to customers like you, our sales continue to grow.

Some highlights include:

  • Continuing to expand into the timber and lumber industry, which brings some unique workplace hazards and the need for appropriate safeguards
  • Expanding the BasicSafe suite from a single location within a company to more than a dozen locations, particularly in the food processing and food services industries
  • Introducing a new Planner/Scheduler tool, which allows safety managers to keep track of environmental compliance paperwork and schedule tasks
  • Introducing two other new auditing tools, including a module to keep track of employee violations and gear inventory and one that allows supervisors to keep track of safety discussions they have with employees
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Topics: Safety Management

Budgeting for Safety Management: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Don Brown on Dec 23, 2014 9:00:00 AM

As we approach the close of the year, most companies are getting ready to sign off on their next budgets. You've hopefully convinced executives and other managers that your programs are keeping employees safe and benefiting their bottom line – but have you created a realistic budget to keep them going?  

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Topics: Safety Management, safety software, Safety Management Software

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