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.
Restaurant employees know the industry's stance on safety all too well. Frantic peak times where patrons never seem to stop entering the establishment may often mean protocol is tossed to the wayside, but it's time that changes.
Fostering a culture of safety among your employees not only facilitates a healthier and more engaged workforce, but the financial returns can be significant as well.
There are various ways companies can approach health and safety in the workplace, but some work out better for certain organizations.
Safety managers must understand the intricacies in each strategy and map out how effective they would be in their particular workplaces.
Keeping workers safe on the job requires a holistic approach, though it can be challenging. On any given day, a safety manager can be running from worksite to worksite ensuring employees aren't harmed, as well as creating and executing training programs.
Anything and everything can happen on a worksite, yet safety managers must constantly be aware of the dangers—and that can be a very tall order if predictive modeling isn't incorporated.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration puts together a list every year of the top 10 most common safety standards violations in workplaces across the country.
Accidents resulting in injuries have become all too common in the automotive industry. With the rise in popularity of machinery and automation, it's time to take a step back and look at how leveraging it all can create a safer workplace.
The Bloomberg New Energy Finance has recently predicted that by 2013 the EU carbon market will be worth € 80 billion and then increase to € 94 billion by 2014. This market in essence is a response based on free market principles to the issue of climate change. Even after the checkered track record of Kyoto Protocol the world has not lost faith in the idea that emission reduction and mitigation is the most effective way to fight Global Warming. As we continue to cap and trade our net emission and try to make a quick buck while saving the planet another idea has been gaining prominence; Carbon Sequestration.
During the last decade, the reporting of nonfinancial information has become widespread. While only 44 firms followed the Global Reporting Initiative‘s (GRI) guidelines to report sustainability information in 2000, the number grew to 1,973 by 2010. National governments and stock exchanges have promoted sustainability reporting by adopting laws and regulations that specifically mandate this form of disclosure.
Are You Ready?
The I2P2 Injury and Illness Prevention Program has been in OSHA’s agenda since April 2010. OSHA, along with the ASSE, recently published a white paper urging President Obama to advance I2P2 and praised the possibility of making it a regulatory requirement in the near future.
What to expect from I2P2?
I2P2 is a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers get injured. It can help reduce workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, improve safety culture, and increase productivity while reducing turnover and costs. OSHA proposes the program with following six elements:
- Management Leadership
- Worker Participation
- Hazard Identification and Assessment
- Hazard Prevention and Control
- Education and Training
- Program Evaluation and Improvement
Why do you need I2P2?
OSHA believes that adoption of injury and illness prevention programs based on simple, sound, and proven principles will help millions of U.S. businesses improve their regulatory compliance, decrease the incidence of workplace injuries and illnesses, reduce costs (including significant reductions in workers' compensation premiums) and enhance their overall business operations.
What you need to do?
If you have an existing injury and illness prevention plan in your company, you just need to review it as per the OSHA. If not, start gearing up before the enforcement is passed by following these 5 tips:
- Standardize an effective Hazard Assessment System for your business and identify the areas within your company which bear high operational risks.
- Set up goals for your injury and illness prevention program.
- Formulate programs to lower operational risks and achieve the set goals.
- Ensure that employees are trained for implementing the program.
- Once implemented, regularly inspect and evaluate the program.