Putting the brakes on old safety practices in the automotive industry

Posted by ProcessMAP on March 23, 2018

Know dangerous areas

There shouldn't be any guessing about whether an accident will occur on any given day. With a sound strategy and enterprise hazard analysis software backing an organization's decisions, companies can keep their workers safe.

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Topics: EHS, Incident Management System, EHS Software, Business Insights, Automotive

Reduction of Frequency or Reduction of Severity – What is Your Organization’s Goal? - Part 2

Posted by Dexter King, CDS, CESCO, CFSM on March 13, 2018

In Part I of this 2-part series, we discussed commonly used strategies that may be used to target Reduction of Frequency.  Specifically; how health and safety management software has encouraged many organizations to refocus and rededicate their current-state EHS training management system.  Also, continuous improvement efforts have greatly enhanced traditional approaches with the digitization of behavior-based safety software applications.  All of these are significant contributors on the path of frequency reduction – but a focus on severity reduction may be approached in an entirely different manner.    

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Topics: EHS Software, Risk & Compliance, Business Insights, Training Management Software, Training Management System, health and safefty, safety software

3 tips to address outdoor worker safety during harsh winter weather

Posted by Gregory Monzo on February 21, 2018

Metropolitan areas across the U.S. saw temperatures drop to historic lows during the first week of 2018, as frigid Arctic air circulated through the Midwest and Northeast, according to data from the Southeast Regional Climate center published on the Weather Channel. With lows falling below zero, families forewent the outdoor activities usually associated with winter for safety reasons. However, many workers braved the dangerous temperatures and wind chills to perform critical tasks, risking their health to keep utilities up and running or roads clear. It is likely such work will be required again over the next two months. With this in mind, businesses with extensive outdoor workforces should prepare their workers for the frigid cold.

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Topics: EHS, EHS Software, Environmental & Sustainability Performance, Risk & Compliance, EHS Management System, Business Insights

Next-Generation Tools for Safety Management in Manufacturing

Posted by Eugene Kouroptev on February 6, 2018

Data analytics in manufacturing facilities has provided safety managers with in-depth knowledge on worker performance, efficiency, and even maintenance and operations. As manufacturers aim for operational excellence, data analytics is also helping to improve overall safety within facilities and plants. By gaining insight into safety-related issues, safety managers can proactively manage workplace risk and mitigate on-the-job injuries. 

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Topics: EHS Software, Business Insights, health and safety management, safety software, Manufacturing

How incident management software can boost safety levels [Video]

Posted by ProcessMAP on February 2, 2018

 While workplace injury rates have improved in recent years, many businesses are still struggling to protect their employees. Approximately 2.9 million American workers sustained injuries or contracted illnesses on the job in 2016, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In short, there is room for improvement. Firms looking to close the gap should consider embracing incident management strategies and tools.

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Topics: Incident Management System, EHS Software, OSHA, Business Insights, Construction, health and safefty

What does OSHA say about occupational safety protocol for outside jobs?

Posted by Gregory Monzo on January 15, 2018

The diversity of modern work environments means that while the majority of the workforce spends its days in a building, it is equally likely others work in the great outdoors. And while the latter work hazards may differ greatly from those encountered inside, companies still need to make sure that their occupational safety protocols are compliant with federal regulations. 

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Topics: EHS, EHS Software, OSHA, Business Insights, Construction, health and safety management

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

What's the No. 1 OSHA citation of 2017? [Video]

Posted by ProcessMAP on December 12, 2017

 In October, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released the list of the 10 most common safety citations issued in 2017. Fall protection once again topped the list, accounting for approximately 6,072 violations.

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Topics: Incident Management System, EHS Software, OSHA, Business Insights