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Safety Management Insights

Tips For Implementing the BasicSafe EHS Management Software

Posted by Don Brown on Dec 10, 2020 2:15:02 PM

Our safety software is so easy to use that it requires minimal training. However, it’s still important to prepare your staff for a smooth transition if you’re implementing BasicSafe for the first time.

This is especially true if your staff is accustomed to using paper methods to manage job safety analyses, safety data sheets, job lockout/tagout or other important safety documents.

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What Safety Managers Need to Know about Posting Signs at Work

Posted by Kevin Shoemaker on Aug 18, 2020 4:14:20 PM

Signs are all around us—we see them on the roadside, at the crosswalk, and at restaurants. Signs are important to the functionality of life including in the workplace. Signs are an important part of safety in the workplace, as the proper placement of signs can prevent injury. This is why it’s important as a safety manager to know what signs are needed, why they’re needed, and where to put them.

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Where to Find Safety ROI

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Aug 20, 2019 6:09:51 PM
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Most safety manager have a lot of data to work with. Although it may be cumbersome, this data is the key to learning how much return you are getting by investing in safety.

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What is the difference between MSDS and SDS?

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Aug 16, 2019 2:47:19 PM
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What is the difference between MSDS and SDS?

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7 Things You’re Doing to Make EHS 90% More Difficult

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Aug 12, 2019 8:45:00 AM

Between job site hazards, budgetary pressures and ever-changing OSHA regulations, a safety manager’s job is anything but easy. Whether you’re a one-employee team or the head of a major safety initiative, there are always more plates to spin, more people to please and more fires to put out.

That said, there are certainly easier and harder ways to do the job. A handful of best practices and helpful tools can make most safety-related tasks more manageable. To see which of these measures may benefit you, consider the following seven things you don’t want to do — practices that could be making environmental health and safety (EHS) at your company far more difficult than it needs to be.

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How to Build a Safety Program in 8 Steps

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Aug 6, 2019 5:54:32 PM
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Solo Safety Team? 7 Tips to Organize, Optimize and Meet Your Goals

Posted by Doug Shoemaker on Jun 13, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Is your company’s safety team a one-employee operation? If so, you know how tough it can be to stay organized, stay compliant and implement effective changes.

OSHA fines are at an all-time high, however, and even if your company is trying to keep personnel costs low, it’s more important than ever to optimize your safety processes and avoid costly mistakes.

Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to get a greater return on your timeinvestment. By focusing on the biggest bang-for-your-buck activities, you can provide for a safer, more productive workforce without incurring significant costs or hiring new personnel. Here are 7 tips to help you do just that.

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Canned vs. Custom Safety Programs

Posted by Don Brown on Feb 12, 2018 7:25:00 AM

While safety has always been a priority in the workplace, the way businesses are approaching this topic has changed. Instead of waiting to respond to injuries, workplaces are being more proactive in locating and fixing potential hazards before they lead to employee injuries.

At the heart of these efforts is an effective safety program. These syst ems allow businesses to better train their employees on workplace safety, ensure compliance with OSHA standards and track data that pinpoints issues and fuels improvement.

While different types of safety programs share similar goals, some offer clear advantages over others. Here, we’ll compare two types — canned and custom — and see what sets them apart.

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Proactive Safety Management Now Saves Companies Later

Posted by Don Brown on Oct 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

With a proactive approach, safety managers can improve workplace safety. Despite their own actions, safety managers may feel like they’re fighting against their company’s reactive safety culture.

Consider this in the sense of workplace injuries. When safety managers take a proactive approach, they must respond to fewer injuries. This not only improves the employee experience but it also saves on company costs.

Now imagine if the entire company adopted this same approach. The injuries and costs would become far lower, while the employee experience would continue to improve.

It’s clear that staying on top of safety efforts can help reduce avoidable workplace injuries. The key is for safety managers to encourage their companies to adopt the same sentiment. Here are some ways to do that.

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How On-the-Job Accidents and Fatalities Affect Your Company

Posted by Don Brown on Sep 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If your safety policies and procedures are thorough, well-documented and consistently implemented, your company may go months, or even years, without an incident. With the right equipment and training, as well as input from employees at every level, it is possible to reach the coveted zero-incident goal.

On-the-job accidents and fatalities still can happen, and you need to be prepared to handle them. Deaths and debilitating injuries are hard on everyone involved: workers, families, friends and co-workers. They also can have far-reaching, long-lasting effects on your company’s bottom line, productivity and morale. Here are a few of the most important effects to keep in mind as you’re designing your safety programs and requesting funds.

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