News and Articles: BasicSafe Safety Management Software

What to Look for in Incident Tracking Software

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 21, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Are you at your wit's end trying to keep track of incidents by hand? Manually tracking, reporting and following up on every minor injury or illness can quickly become overwhelming, even at a small business.

Fall behind, though, and you could risk OSHA scrutiny for failing to properly report and assign corrective actions for each and every incident. Just as importantly, you could miss major opportunities to improve safety and create a better work environment at your company.

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Topics: Incident Reporting, Incident Tracking Software

5 Questions to Consider When Choosing Safety Auditing Software

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Conducting safety audits is an important part of your job, and managing them digitally is a great way to eliminate cabinets full of paper files.

However, not all safety auditing software is equally useful. There are several types on the market today, ranging from bare-bones systems that are little more than glorified file managers to Cadillac-style tools that come with a lot of extra features you don’t need—plus a hefty price tag.

How do you know which type of software is right for your company? Here are five questions to consider as you make your decision.

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Topics: safety software, Audit Management

OSHA Requests Funding Increase to Strengthen Enforcement and Safety

Posted by Don Brown on Mar 31, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Hazardous businesses – and even seemingly safe job sites – are always under scrutiny, and the federal government could become even more watchful in the next year. President Obama's 2016 budget proposal calls for a seven percent bump in the budget for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an increase that would add 90 full-time positions to the agency. While it may be an uphill battle for proponents to keep the proposal in the budget, safety mangers and other safety-concerned personnel need to keep an eye out for its potential economic and industrial impacts.

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Topics: osha, Job Safety Analysis, safety compliance

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

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