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Safety Management Insights

Managing Safety in 2015: Our Resolutions to You

Posted by Don Brown on Dec 30, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Happy_New_Year_2015You’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

So, what’s next for us? Our primary goal remains the same as it has always been—to make your job easier, whether you’re a human resource manager, safety manager or the CEO of your company.

Our 2015 resolutions reflect that. Here’s what we’ve committed to in the coming year:

Helping You Demonstrate ROI of Your Safety Programs

We know how important it is to show a return on investment for safety management programs, especially when it’s time to approve budgets. We also know how challenging that can be. It’s easy to quantify the costs, but the returns are most often measured by the absence of something, whether it’s injuries, OSHA recordable incidents or fatalities.

That’s why we’re working to develop dashboards that give you a snapshot of key statistics. Tracking these statistics over time and sharing them with your chief executives will help you build the case for safety management programs for managing safety.

Creating a More Seamless Transition to Using Our Software

When companies decide to use our safety management software, they need to consider a number of factors before they turn on the switch. That includes asking the right technical questions to ensure compatibility with your network, ensuring you’ve set the proper administrative privileges and properly training your employees.

We’ve continued to fine-tune our safety software rollout process to make it even easier for your company to make the switch, whether you were using file cabinets and binders or a combination of other digital safety management systems.

We’ve even developed a checklist for you to make sure you don’t miss anything. 

Involving Everyone In Safety Management

Safety doesn’t happen in a vacuum. We believe the most effective safety management programs are also the most accessible. That’s why our software allows managers to decide who should be granted administrative privileges, so giving employees access doesn’t mean giving up control.

When employees are involved in the process, they take more responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others.

They feel more confident about doing their job because they have the sense that management has their best interests in mind.

That makes employees more engaged in the safety process, more productive and, ultimately, less likely to be injured.

As we look to the future, we’ll continue to invest in improving our software tools so they’ll be even more accessible to everyone, whether it’s a line employee accessing a job safety analysis or the CEO looking for a quick overview of statistics.

Now we’d like to turn it over to you and ask what you’d like to see more of from us in the coming year. What are your biggest safety challenges? What have you resolved to achieve in 2015, and how can we support your efforts?

Please take the time to share with us in the comments below.

Here’s to another successful year!

For tips on making your job easier in the coming year, download our free eBook, “9 Ways to Make Your Job As Safety Manager Easier.”

9 Ways to Make Your Job as a Safety Manager Easier