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Safety Management Insights

Q&A with Jeff Wagner, Safety and Regulatory Manager for Schreiber Foods

Posted by Don Brown on Jan 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Today we’re talking with Jeff Wagner, the Safety and Regulatory Manager at Schreiber Foods, about his ongoing use of BasicSafe’s integrated safety software. Wagner has been working for Schreiber for over five years, and he’s spent the last two years using BasicSafe for reporting, internal auditing, training and a wide variety of other critical tasks. Learn why he chose the program, how he uses it, and what improvements he’s been able to achieve.

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Should My Employees Have Access to Our Safety Software?

Posted by Don Brown on May 6, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Network access is a common concern among IT admins, not to mention any company that allows its employees to work from home. But it can also be a concern for safety administrators, particularly at companies with multiple worksites, complicated procedures and hundreds or even thousands of employees.

Should you allow everyone to access your safety software? How can you keep personal or sensitive information from getting into the wrong hands? Who should have permission to carry out certain tasks, and how will you ensure that only authorized personnel are conducting audits? These are all critical questions in today’s high-tech safety management environment.

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Are You Making One of These 5 Safety Training Mistakes?

Posted by Don Brown on Jun 5, 2014 8:30:00 AM

In the rush to get new employees on the floor as quickly as possible, many companies speed through the training process without stopping to consider whether it actually works.

If you’re not effectively training your employees, you’re compromising their safety and putting your company at risk for costly fines.

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Onboarding New Employees: Your Safety Training Checklist

Posted by Don Brown on Jun 3, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Does your human resource office feel like a revolving door?

It’s not your imagination: Nearly 25 percent of the working population undergoes some type of orientation process each year due to job transitions, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.

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What Type of Safety Manager Are You?

Posted by Don Brown on May 30, 2014 12:38:46 PM
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Use Safety Management to Prevent Falls At the Job Site

Posted by Don Brown on May 28, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Falls are a leading cause of death for workers, but they are especially common at construction sites.

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How Long Is the Sales Cycle for Safety Software?

Posted by Don Brown on May 15, 2014 8:30:00 AM

One question we’re often asked is how long it typically takes to implement our safety software system from the time we first talk with a new customer.

The answer: Anywhere from a few days to a few years.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Safety Training Now

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 22, 2014 11:00:00 AM

There’s no question effective training saves lives, and inadequate training can cost lives.

In a ruling last month following a front-end loader accident at a Nebraska asphalt facility, OSHA cited the company’s failure to have someone properly trained to administer first aid as a contributing factor in the death of a 35-year-old man.

Supervisors who are responsible for training employees should have adequate training themselves. As the safety manager, you’re responsible for ensuring all individuals have the knowledge they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.

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Selling Safety Management to the Rest of Your Organization

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 18, 2014 9:30:00 AM

You know your programs matter, but how do you convince your fellow managers?

It’s not that your team doesn’t appreciate what you do. More than likely, they just don’t understand what you’re trying to accomplish, why it’s necessary or how it fits into the company’s mission.

According to a recent Safety News Alert poll, 19 percent of safety managers said their biggest challenge was getting buy-in from senior management. If you’ve ever struggled to roll out a new initiative, you’ve probably heard all these reactions.

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How Safety Databases Make Managers' Lives Easier

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 10, 2014 12:00:00 PM

As a safety manager, you are part salesman, part policeman and part cheerleader. 

You need to convince your employees that every program and procedure is designed with their best interest in mind, and nothing is a waste of time.

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