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Safety Management Insights

The New Management of Change Module for the BasicSafe Software Suite

Posted by Don Brown on Apr 17, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Are you struggling to keep track of all the projects and changes within your organization? From processes to products to people, every major initiative involves a dizzying array of logistics, safety concerns and regulatory requirements. Tracking individual contributions isn’t easy, either, particularly when several departments are involved.

To help you manage these concerns, we’ve created our Management of Change Module. Comprehensive and customizable, this module allows you to tie up loose ends, validate task completion and ensure regulatory compliance during any change in your company. Here’s what it can do.

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Introducing the BasicSafe Quiz Module

Posted by Don Brown on Feb 20, 2017 8:30:00 AM

BasicSafe has developed a new module, now available with the rest of our safety software suite. We previously offered one training validation method; we now proudly introduce a new one.

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Talking Safety and Showcasing Software at Recent Conferences

Posted by Don Brown on Nov 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

BasicSafe attended two major conferences this month: the 2016 Southern Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Conference, and the National Safety Council Congress & Expo. We had a great time talking safety with other big players in the industry, and we educated plenty of people on the growing need for consistent, computerized safety documentation. Here’s a quick recap of the past couple of weeks.

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The Importance of Safety Software to the Construction Industry

Posted by Don Brown on May 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Construction has always been a dangerous business. According to OSHA, one of every five worker deaths in 2014 was in construction, and the majority were caused by falls, electrocutions and falling objects. What’s more, OSHA has reported that one in 10 construction workers are injured every year, and that over the course of a 45-year career, a construction worker has a 1 in 200 chance of dying on the job.

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What’s New in BasicSafe’s Web-Based Safety Software

Posted by Don Brown on May 11, 2016 8:30:00 AM

BasicSafe’s product offerings have evolved considerably since we created our first suite of web-based safety software in 2006. We began with a client who needed a one-stop shop for their safety needs—a more efficient, lower-cost alternative to purchasing multiple programs and hiring custom developers. From the plant floor to the back office, we set out to develop a system that would make every employee safer, healthier and more efficient on the job.

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Safety Software and Business Privacy Issues

Posted by Don Brown on Mar 31, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Privacy has been a major issue recently. Between government surveillance, data breaches and information leaks, stakeholders in every industry are wondering how well their information is protected —if at all. High-profile data breaches and government intrusions are even bringing privacy and security to the forefront of consumers’ minds.

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How to Respond to and Fix an OSHA Violation

Posted by Don Brown on Mar 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Most companies know that workplace safety is important, and they do their best to follow regulations. Still, mistakes happen and even cautious companies will sometimes commit OSHA violations. A citation is a dreaded event, to be sure, but what about the aftermath? How should you proceed once your violation is on the books?

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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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6 Tips for Helping High-Risk Employees

Posted by Don Brown on Jan 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

You probably take plenty of steps to ensure the safety of most of your employees – the ones who encounter routine hazards in their day-to-day jobs. But what about the workers with the most dangerous jobs? From powerline climbers to excavators to workers who brave hazards by themselves, there are quite a few jobs subject to disproportionate dangers.

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Why the Best Managers Are No Substitute for a Safety Software System

Posted by Don Brown on Aug 11, 2015 12:13:00 PM

Safety management is a critical job in almost every industry. Most companies contend with increasingly stringent requirements regarding workplace safety, accident reduction and illness prevention, as well as laws that govern the documentation of each and every safety measure. Not surprisingly, safety managers are garnering greater demand than ever before, and their skills and education have become far more specialized throughout the last few decades.

However, while companies small and large need sharp personnel who can manage and comply with all of these requirements, even the best managers are no substitute for an effective safety software system. Likewise, no software tool can replace the expertise and hands-on abilities of an effective manager. Here are a few reasons why both are essential to company’s worker safety and regulatory compliance, and why the software complements a manager’s skills.

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