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Four great options for your EHS New Year's resolution

Posted by Harold Gubnitsky on January 8, 2018

The end of a year is a time for companies to reflect, review and, inevitably, make business-orientated resolutions for the next 12 months. Irrespective of the size of an organization, the roadmap for 2018 will have been planned, with the expectation being that stated goals will not only be achieved before the end of 2018, but also contribute to a healthy bottom line.

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Topics: EHS Software, OSHA, Risk & Compliance, EHS Management System, Business Insights

Common Elements That Can Be Dangerous In The Workplace

Posted by Dave Rath on December 21, 2017

Companies that fail to provide their employees with a safe working environment are leaving themselves open to both legal action and federal citations. As our work/life balance continues to skew toward the workplace, there is an expectation that employers should be taking safety as seriously as they do the bottom line.

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Topics: EHS Software, Risk & Compliance, Business Insights, health and safety management software, health and safety management

The top 10 OSHA citations for 2017

Posted by David Castella on December 14, 2017

Representatives from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration recently announced the top 10 workplace safety violations for 2017. The agency personnel publicized the information during the National Safety Council Congress and Expo, as has become custom. Patrick Kapust, deputy director for the OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs, led the announcement and offered some historical context to the new data set, Safety and Health Magazine reported.

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Topics: EHS, EHS Software, OSHA, Risk & Compliance, Business Insights, health and safefty, Regulatory Updates

Dangers of respirable crystalline silica and how to protect your workers

Posted by Gregory Monzo on November 22, 2017

Construction workers face numerous physical hazards when navigating worksites. From multistory structures and moisture-slicked surfaces to overbearing power tools and large-scale industrial vehicles, builders encounter all manner of danger. While many employees in the industry manage to avoid sustaining injuries on the job, a significant number fall victim to various worksite hazards. In 2015, more than 930 workers were injured on construction sites, constituting approximately 21 percent of the all workplace injuries recorded that year, according to research from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. While many of these builders succumb to some of the traditional dangers mentioned above, others visited hospitals due to an under-the-radar yet equally debilitating threat: respirable crystalline silica.

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Topics: EHS, Occupational Health Management, OSHA, Risk & Compliance

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

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

ProcessMAP User Conference Day 2 Recap: Customers and Thought Leaders Talk Mobile-First EHS Management

Posted by Dave Rath on April 13, 2017

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. 

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Topics: EHS, Technology, EHS Software, Safety, Risk & Compliance, Business Insights, health and safety management

Organizations need to synergize their safety programs [Video]

Posted by ProcessMAP on December 19, 2016

Many organizations don't yet realize how their siloed risk and safety management programs hinder them, rather than letting them to get hyperspecific.

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

From Silo to Synergy: New Frontiers in Risk and EHS Collaboration

Posted by Harold Gubnitsky on October 27, 2016
The world is going digital—yet many companies aren't when it comes to safety. While machines, methods and processes have evolved, risk and safety management has more or less stayed the same.
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Topics: EHS, Risk & Compliance

Knowing is half the battle: How integrated training management can prevent safety accidents

Posted by Dave Rath on October 7, 2016
Keeping workers safe on the job requires a holistic approach, and without training management software, it's difficult to ensure that the right employees get the right training at the right time.

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.

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Topics: EHS, OSHA, Risk & Compliance, Training