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.
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.
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.
Safety performance can be improved through the use of leading safety performance activities and safety scorecards to track and measure progress. This blog series is presented in two sections with the first covering the use of leading safety performance activities and the second covering options to score and track completion of activities through the use of a scorecard.
During the National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down, from May 8-12, OSHA encourages employers and workers to hold discussions, demonstrations, and training sessions related to safety, hazard recognition, and fall prevention.
However, sometimes even the best ideas are met with objections. Below are two common objections/challenges you will likely encounter when planning a Safety Stand-Down – and what you can do to overcome them and plan effective Stand-Downs at your organization.
Change is in the air. Regardless of your position on the political spectrum, it’s important to acknowledge that the changes in the regulatory landscape may impact how companies decide to manage employee health and safety. One school of thought purports that fewer regulations will further challenge EHS professionals to gain buy-in from the C-suite when it comes to prioritizing EHS performance as a strategic objective, resulting in budget and manpower reduction.
As we close out Day 2 of our annual User Conference, we’re sharing more of the insights, discussion topics and key trends our customers, industry analysts and executives are talking about at the show. Check out our Day 1 recap if you haven’t read it yet.
This week we’re convening customers, industry analysts and executives for our annual User Conference in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Attendees are gaining valuable insight on industry challenges and best practices, while experiencing dynamic on-site demos of ProcessMAP’s offerings. As Day 1 comes to a close, we thought we’d share some key insights from the event thus far.
With road accident figures still at an alarming rate, it can be quite unnerving thinking about general road safety. An article published by Fortune revealed that “2016 was the deadliest year on American roads in nearly a decade,” with 40,000 people dying last year due to crashes, which is 6% higher than the statistics in 2015. These figures have a trickle-down effect, not only impacting drivers’ families, but also industries such as the transportation sector and fleet services.
For fleet companies, the road is their bread and butter. On a daily basis, they are faced with accidents that impact their businesses. But, recent developments in technology have offered them a solution to promote and exercise safety for their drivers and their vehicles.
Read on below to find out the top safety tech trends that will reshape the fleet service industry in 2017.
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