News and Articles: BasicSafe Safety Management Software

Does Your Company Have an Emergency Action Plan?

Posted by Don Brown on Nov 25, 2015 8:30:00 AM

As a safety manager, you know that it’s not a question of if, but when, a disaster will occur—and how large its impact will be. Depending on your location, you may be susceptible to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters, as well as frequent power outages and fires. You can’t control these events, but you can control how you and your employees react. It’s not just a smart move to put a disaster prevention plan in place; it’s essential to morale, employee safety and harm reduction.

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Topics: emergency action plan

Keeping Compliant with OSHA Record Keeping Changes

Posted by Don Brown on Nov 18, 2015 8:30:00 AM

It’s been nearly a year since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented its newest record keeping rules, which brought about a couple of important changes. Are you staying compliant? The alterations weren’t massive, but they might bring your company under greater scrutiny. To make sure you’re keeping up with OSHA’s ever-changing guidelines, read on to get a better idea of your company’s requirements, as well some of the common mistakes businesses make in reporting.

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Topics: osha, records management, safety compliance

The 14 Elements You Should Include in Your PSM Program

Posted by Don Brown on Nov 11, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Are you staying up to speed with your Process Safety Management (PSM) program? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created the first PSM requirements in 1992 in response to a series of catastrophic incidents related to highly hazardous chemicals (HHC). These requirements have been updated and expanded several times in the last two decades, and all HHC-related companies should keep a lookout as they operate and expand. To make sure your company is compliant, keep in mind the following 14 elements that OSHA inspectors will look for when they review your PSM program.

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Topics: PSM software,, Safety Procedures

Understanding OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program

Posted by Don Brown on Nov 4, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Most companies are doing their due diligence in keeping workers safe—the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has even said that the majority of employers are on the right track. Still, more than a few businesses ignore safety regulations and purposely put their employees in danger.

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Topics: osha

4 Best Practices for New Employee Safety Training

Posted by Don Brown on Oct 28, 2015 8:30:00 AM

In a perfect world, no one would ever become injured, sick or even risk their life for their job. But there are dangerous jobs out there, and somebody has to do them. For those positions, it is crucial to train all employees—particularly new employees—on the measures they must take to maintain their safety. Safety should be the No. 1 priority in these cases and employee training should reflect that.

So what can your company do to be sure all new employees are properly trained on safety policies and procedures? Here are four best practices to help you get started.

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Topics: safety training,

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