News and Articles: BasicSafe Safety Management Software

Job Safety: How to Get Your Workers to Care About Housekeeping

Posted by Don Brown on Oct 29, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Sometimes we take it for granted that we work with grown-ups. Then we walk onto the production floor to find cleaning supplies scattered on the floor, stray extension cords running in all directions and ladders haphazardly leaning against a wall. 

For reasons we may never understand, some workers just can’t seem to clean up after themselves. Maybe they’re not used to doing it around their own homes, or they’re so caught up in the task at hand they overlook the mess they leave behind. 

Whatever the case, there’s no excuse for bad housekeeping.

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Topics: Job Hazard Analysis, Job Safety Analysis, Safety Procedures

SLIDESHARE: Hidden Safety Gaps That Keep You From Reaching Target Zero

Posted by Don Brown on Oct 21, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Every workplace should strive for Target Zero—zero recordable injuries, zero days away from work, zero worker compensation claims. 

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Topics: safety software, safety tools

Job Safety: The Biggest Workplace Hazard You’re Probably Missing

Posted by Don Brown on Oct 15, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The biggest danger in your workplace may not be as obvious as you think. It’s not necessarily the heavy machinery, the ladders or even the hazardous chemicals. 

It’s the danger your workers pose to themselves and others when they’re sleep-deprived. 

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Topics: Incident Reporting and Investigation, workplace injuries

Safety Management: How A Food Services Plant Cut Workers’ Comp Costs in Half

Posted by Don Brown on Oct 8, 2014 7:30:00 AM

Nearly a decade ago, a safety supervisor at a major food plant in Oregon decided he’d had enough. He had safety data sheets stored in six different places. This lack of organization made it difficult to find the information they needed, much less keep track of which ones were up to date each time there was a change. 

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Topics: Safety Management, Safety Management Software, Lockout Tagout

What We’ve Learned About Safety Management After 10 Years

Posted by Don Brown on Sep 30, 2014 7:30:00 AM

Ten years ago, Google raised $1.67 billion with its initial public offering. The Red Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1918, breaking the curse of the Great Bambino. It was an unforgettable year—the same year we founded our company. 

When our president Kevin Shoemaker started BasicSafe, many manufacturing companies were using a combination of Excel spreadsheets and various software systems to manage their daily processes, but there was no “one stop shop” to manage safety from the plant floor level. We knew we could set ourselves apart from other mainstream software engineering companies by combining software engineering and safety management.

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Topics: Safety Management

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