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.
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?
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.
Many organizations don't yet realize how their siloed risk and safety management programs hinder them, rather than letting them to get hyperspecific.
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.
Most employers don't allow workers to use cellphones on the job - but that could be changing in some circles.
Injuries may seem certain and unavoidable at some workplaces, but by taking precautionary steps you can bid farewell to risk altogether.
While summer may be the perfect time to get outdoor projects done, the heat turns up for safety managers. Keep employees safe by knowing the common risks associated with the season.
Remember the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day?” As you know, neither is world-class EHS performance.
With the increased pressure on EHS professionals, some people are expected to move from paper reports to predictive analytics overnight. Others are tasked with leaping from an incident rate of five to zero in just one quarter. In the frenzy to meet increasing demands, the level of effort required to achieve world-class EHS results sometimes gets overlooked.