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Here's how your organization can be ready for OSHA's new record-keeping rule

Posted by Gregory Monzo on November 17, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has amended its workplace injury reporting requirements numerous times since Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970. In May 2016, the organization once again revised these regulations, releasing the "Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses," which required enterprises to keep electronic records detailing all worker injuries sustained on-site and submit this data for public consumption. The new rule, which carried an implementation date of Jan. 1, 2017 and a record submission start date of July 1, 2017, was designed to promote transparency and arm environmental health and safety researchers with the insights they needed to develop actionable, data-backed strategies for reducing worker injuries and fatalities.

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Topics: EHS, Incident Management System, EHS Software, Risk & Compliance

How incident management software help your company [Video]

Posted by ProcessMAP on November 10, 2017

 Organizations across numerous industries are taking steps to improve workplace safety. In their respective quests to protect employees, many are embracing incident management software. How do these platforms help businesses bolster safety and improve operations?

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Topics: Incident Management System, EHS Software, Business Insights

3 ways compliance auditing software can pay for itself

Posted by Harold Gubnitsky on November 7, 2017

Businesses embarking on environmental health and safety improvement activities sometimes balk at the notion of implementing new backend tools, such as compliance auditing software, that catalyze EHS growth. Installation can require considerable time and corporate resources. In the end, EHS stakeholders are reluctant to commit to these expenditures in fear of implementing solutions that generate paltry return on investment. However, powerful, well-tested compliance auditing solutions like the one we produce at ProcessMAP can reliably deliver optimal ROI, ultimately paying for themselves not long after the implementation process has concluded. How?

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Topics: EHS, EHS Audit, EHS Software, OSHA, Risk & Compliance

How to spearhead a health and safety management overhaul at your organization

Posted by David Castella on November 3, 2017
Businesses that are able to turn the EHS corner often lean on internal champions who harness resources inside and outside the organization to overhaul safety management practices.  Organizations across numerous industries have been actively working to improve workplace safety in recent years. These efforts are paying off.
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Topics: EHS, Incident Management System, Environmental & Sustainability Performance, Business Insights, health and safety management

Why OSHA safety software is a good thing for compliance

Posted by Dave Rath on November 1, 2017
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued more than 58,700 violations in 2016, according to internal agency records. Total violations have dropped precipitously for the last six years. 

However, fine amounts have risen significantly over the same period. Now, those who receive serious violations incur penalties of $12,675 per safety infraction, while willful or repeat offenders - more than 6 percent of all violators recorded in 2016 - must pay fines of $126,749 per violation. In short, while many organizations are improving their health and safety protocols and allocating more resources toward compliance, they are likely to pay hefty penalties for the smallest of miscues.

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Topics: EHS, EHS Software, OSHA, safety software

ProcessMAP Customer Scotts Miracle-Gro to Speak at NAEM this Week

Posted by Harold Gubnitsky on October 26, 2017

Wednesday marks the start of NAEM EHS & Sustainability Management Forum, the largest annual gathering for EHS and sustainability decision-makers. Celebrating its 25th year, NAEM's annual conference promises best-practice sharing around strategic environmental, health and safety programs. With more than 650 attendees from 275 companies spanning various industries, and 20 peer-led sessions, we’re excited to collaborate on ideas and network with industry professionals!

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Topics: EHS, Technology, EHS Software, Business Intelligence, Business Insights

New Verdantix Report on Financial Return of EHS Software

Posted by Gregory Monzo on October 18, 2017

We’re excited to share that this month, Verdantix, an independent research and consulting firm with expertise in environment, health, safety and quality, released a new report on ProcessMAP’s product strategy. The report, titled “ProcessMAP’s Product Strategy Strengthens the Financial Return of EHS Software,” highlights a few key areas of our strategy and how we’re meeting customer requirements in the areas of ROI, analytics and demonstrating value proposition of EHS software. 

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Topics: EHS, EHS Software, Safety, Business Insights, health and safety management

The benefits of adapting IIoT and data analytics solutions for EHS

Posted by Jagan Garimella on September 8, 2017

The IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) improves connectivity, efficiency and scalability for industrial organisations. Combined with the power of big data and analytics, the IIoT is an incredibly powerful concept that drives in-depth insights for organisations. Many companies are already leveraging IIoT and data analytics with remarkable success in core operations and achieving significant results in time and cost savings.

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Topics: EHS, Technology, EHS Software, Safety, EHS Management System

How EHS Software Can Ensure Worker Safety and Increase Your Bottom Line

Posted by Jagan Garimella on August 7, 2017

A comprehensive EHS platform can also restructure once-manual safety procedures and contribute to the company’s digital transformation efforts.

The numbers are staggering: In 2016, nearly 3 million people suffered an employer-reported illness or injury in the private sector and more than half required days away from work, job transfers, or restrictions on ability to work, according to the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the bureau, based on rates of injuries, the most injury-prone sectors are animal production, nursing and residential care facilities, couriers and messengers, wood product manufacturing, and air transportation.

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Topics: EHS Software, Safety, OSHA, EHS Management System

Leading Safety Activities: Part 2 – Using Scorecards to Track Leading Safety Performance Activities

Posted by Loren Bowe, CSP, PE on June 6, 2017

Leading and lagging safety performance metrics can be used together to drive and monitor safety improvement. Examples of leading metrics can include safety activity completion, employee engagement, and culture surveys. Typical lagging safety metrics include injury totals and rates. Part I of this blog series, “Using Leading Safety Performance Activities to Improve Safety” provided recommendations on establishing a leading safety activity program. Part II, this blog, focuses on creating a scoring metric for the completion of leading safety activities. A leading safety activity score (or completion percentage) can be calculated to track completion of the activities throughout the year. This score can be incorporated in a scoring system (safety scorecard) to set goals and track progress.

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Topics: Safety, Business Insights, health and safety management software, health and safety management

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